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Sorbitan Stearate

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

1,4-ANHYDRO- 6-OCTADECANOATE D-GLUCITOL, 1,4-ANHYDRO-D-GLUCITOL, 6-OCTADECANOATE, 6-OCTADECANOATE 1,4-ANHYDRO-D-GLUCITOL, 6-OCTADECANOATE D-GLUCITOL, 1,4-ANHYDRO-, ANHYDROSORBITOL MONOSTEARATE, D-GLUCITOL, 1,4-ANHYDRO-, 6-OCTADECANOATE, MONOOCTADECANOATE SORBITAN, SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE, SORBITAN STEARATE, and SORBITAN, MONOOCTADECANOATE

Sorbitan stearate is a surfactant composed of sweetener sorbitol and stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer86 products
facial moisturizer/treatment59 products
mask48 products
daily use with SPF46 products
bronzer/highlighter35 products
recreational sunscreen28 products
foundation26 products
lipstick24 products
eye shadow15 products
around-eye cream14 products
BB cream12 products
baby sunscreen9 products
hand cream9 products
makeup primer9 products
shaving cream8 products
lip gloss8 products
CC cream7 products
brow liner7 products
body firming lotion6 products
nail treatment6 products
mascara6 products
eye liner6 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
serums & essences5 products
setting powder/spray5 products
blush5 products
facial cleanser5 products
hair color and bleaching5 products
hair styling aide5 products
lip balm4 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
conditioner4 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
foot cleansing3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
after shave2 products
anti-aging2 products
1 products
lip liner1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
diaper cream1 products
body spray1 products
beard care1 products
baby lotion1 products
makeup remover1 products
facial powder1 products
sunless tanning1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
277 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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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