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Data: Fair

Squalene

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SYNONYMS

● 2,6,10,14,18,22-TETRACOSAHEXAENE 2,6,10,15,19,23-HEXAMETHYL-
● 2,6,10,14,18,22-TETRACOSAHEXAENE, 2,6,10,15,19,23-HEXAMETHYL-,
● 2,6,10,14,18,22TETRACOSAHEXAENE, 2,6,10,15,19,23HEXAMETHYL, (ALLE)
● 2,6,10,15,19,23-HEXAMETHYL-, 2,6,10,14,18,22-TETRACOSAHEXAENE
● 2,6,10,15,19,23-HEXAMETHYL-2,6,10,14,18,22-TETRACOSAHEXAENE
● 2,6,10,15,19,23-HEXAMETHYLTETRACOSA-2,6,10,14,18,22-HEXAENE
● SQUALENE

Restricted

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


Squalene 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 Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment34 products
antiperspirant/deodorant34 products
lipstick24 products
lip balm12 products
serums & essences12 products
moisturizer12 products
around-eye cream11 products
bronzer/highlighter11 products
body oil7 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
lip balm with SPF6 products
concealer6 products
eye shadow6 products
foundation5 products
makeup primer4 products
mask4 products
blush4 products
facial cleanser4 products
body firming lotion4 products
hand cream3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
brow liner3 products
lip gloss3 products
hair styling aide2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
2 products
conditioner2 products
after sun product1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
fragrance for women1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
facial powder1 products
baby lotion1 products

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
3193 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
  • 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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