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Data: Fair

Sorbitol

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SYNONYMS

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

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


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 Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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toothpaste372 products
mouthwash111 products
bar soap105 products
exfoliant/scrub96 products
facial cleanser80 products
shaving cream65 products
facial moisturizer/treatment65 products
styling gel/lotion54 products
moisturizer50 products
shampoo50 products
serums & essences50 products
conditioner49 products
hair styling aide45 products
body wash/cleanser43 products
mask41 products
daily use with SPF40 products
hair treatment/serum36 products
eye liner35 products
concealer33 products
around-eye cream29 products
liquid hand soap28 products
tooth whitening26 products
baby toothpaste23 products
shaving cream (men's)22 products
toners/astringents22 products
mascara19 products
recreational sunscreen19 products
lipstick18 products
makeup primer18 products
hair spray15 products
brow liner15 products
foundation14 products
styling mousse/foam13 products
baby lotion12 products
BB cream12 products
setting powder/spray9 products
makeup remover8 products
anti-aging7 products
hair color and bleaching7 products
body firming lotion6 products
eyelash glue6 products
after sun product5 products
hand cream5 products
after shave4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
4 products
beard care4 products
sunless tanning3 products
bronzer/highlighter3 products
baby soap2 products
lip gloss2 products
lip balm2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
body spray2 products
hair removal waxes2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
foot moisturizer1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
bubble bath1 products
nail treatment1 products
baby shampoo1 products
detangler1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
hair relaxer1 products
eye shadow1 products
other eye makeup1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
body oil1 products
damaged skin treatment1 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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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

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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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