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Sorbitol

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SYNONYMS

D-GLUCITOL, D-SORBITOL, DGLUCITOL, SORBITOL, SORBITOL SOLUTION, and SORBITOL SOLUTION, 70%

Sorbitol (glucitol) is a type of sugar alcohol used as a thickener and a skin conditioning agent.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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toothpaste298 products
mouthwash113 products
bar soap99 products
exfoliant/scrub87 products
facial cleanser75 products
shaving cream61 products
facial moisturizer/treatment58 products
moisturizer46 products
shampoo46 products
mask46 products
styling gel/lotion42 products
conditioner41 products
body wash/cleanser39 products
serums & essences38 products
hair styling aide36 products
concealer33 products
liquid hand soap29 products
eye liner24 products
around-eye cream24 products
hair treatment/serum24 products
recreational sunscreen23 products
tooth whitening21 products
mascara21 products
shaving cream (men's)20 products
toners/astringents20 products
lipstick19 products
daily use with SPF19 products
foundation15 products
brow liner14 products
baby lotion13 products
baby toothpaste13 products
makeup primer13 products
BB cream12 products
hair spray10 products
setting powder/spray9 products
makeup remover8 products
styling mousse/foam8 products
after sun product8 products
8 products
anti-aging6 products
bubble bath5 products
sunless tanning4 products
hand cream4 products
after shave4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
beard care4 products
body firming lotion3 products
baby soap3 products
eyelash glue3 products
foot odor control3 products
foot moisturizer2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
foot cleansing2 products
lip gloss2 products
detangler2 products
eye shadow2 products
hair removal waxes2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
nail treatment1 products
baby shampoo1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
hair relaxer1 products
other eye makeup1 products
tanning oil1 products
body oil1 products
CC cream1 products
glitter1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
10441 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

Ecotoxicology

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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

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
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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Data availability

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