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Sorbitan Sesquioleate

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SYNONYMS

● 9-OCTADECENOATE SORBITAN
● ANHYDROHEXITOL SESQUIOLEATE
● ANHYDROSORBITOL SESQUIOLEATE
● SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE
● SORBITAN, (9Z)-9-OCTADECENOATE (2:3)
● SORBITAN, (Z)9OCTADECENOATE (2:3)
● SORBITAN, 9-OCTADECENOATE

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Sorbitan sesquioleate is a surfactant and emulsifier based on sorbitol and modified oleic acid; may be a contact allergen.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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concealer218 products
foundation208 products
lipstick65 products
bronzer/highlighter41 products
blush34 products
lip gloss33 products
daily use with SPF32 products
mascara31 products
recreational sunscreen30 products
CC cream28 products
facial powder22 products
mask22 products
makeup primer22 products
eye shadow20 products
brow liner19 products
setting powder/spray16 products
diaper cream15 products
facial moisturizer/treatment14 products
baby sunscreen11 products
BB cream10 products
lip liner9 products
eye liner9 products
lip balm7 products
lip plumper6 products
serums & essences6 products
facial cleanser5 products
moisturizer5 products
around-eye cream4 products
pore strips3 products
shampoo3 products
foot odor control3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
hand cream3 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
makeup remover2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
body powder1 products
conditioner1 products
nail treatment1 products
baby oil1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
1 products
body art1 products
tanning oil1 products
body oil1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
anti-aging1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
48 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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