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Squalane

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Other Concerns

Endocrine disruption (low)

SYNONYMS

2,6,10,15,19,23-HEXAMETHYLTETRACOSANE, SQUALANE, TETRACOSANE, 2,6,10,15,19,23HEXAMETHYL, and VEGETABLE SQUALANE

Squalane is a naturally occuring lipid in both plants and animals. This ingredient is listed in the PETA's Caring Consumer guide as primarily derived from animals, especially shark liver oil.

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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foundation392 products
lipstick363 products
facial moisturizer/treatment359 products
serums & essences161 products
moisturizer143 products
daily use with SPF125 products
bronzer/highlighter99 products
lip balm96 products
around-eye cream93 products
mask89 products
eye shadow83 products
lip gloss74 products
blush70 products
concealer62 products
facial cleanser51 products
recreational sunscreen49 products
BB cream48 products
makeup primer39 products
conditioner32 products
lip liner31 products
facial powder29 products
eye liner24 products
exfoliant/scrub22 products
anti-aging20 products
body oil20 products
brow liner19 products
hand cream19 products
hair treatment/serum18 products
lip balm with SPF17 products
baby sunscreen17 products
baby lotion17 products
toners/astringents13 products
body firming lotion12 products
makeup remover11 products
lip plumper10 products
setting powder/spray9 products
8 products
shampoo8 products
muscle/joint soreness7 products
sunless tanning6 products
damaged skin treatment6 products
baby oil5 products
baby soap5 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
skin fading/lightener4 products
hair styling aide4 products
baby shampoo4 products
oil controller3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
shaving cream3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
glitter3 products
mascara3 products
pore strips2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
bar soap2 products
nail treatment2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
beard oil2 products
diaper cream2 products
after shave2 products
tanning oil1 products
baby wipes1 products
beard care1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
toothpaste1 products
body spray1 products
detangler1 products
foot cleansing1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
hair spray1 products
after sun product1 products
CC cream1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human case studies indicate androgen disruption effectOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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
288 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.

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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