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Stearalkonium Hectorite

Other Concerns

Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

● BENZYLDIMETHYLSTEARYLAMMONIUM HECTORITE
● STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE

Restricted

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


This ingredient is produced from hectorite, a naturally occurring mineral and a principal constituent of bentonite clay.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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nail polish295 products
lipstick205 products
foundation88 products
eye liner79 products
bronzer/highlighter53 products
blush49 products
lip gloss48 products
concealer43 products
eye shadow28 products
nail treatment14 products
recreational sunscreen11 products
hair color and bleaching11 products
daily use with SPF9 products
shampoo8 products
lip balm7 products
CC cream6 products
hair spray5 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
around-eye cream5 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
4 products
lip plumper3 products
body powder3 products
lip liner3 products
brow liner3 products
baby sunscreen2 products
mask2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
makeup primer2 products
moisturizer2 products
body spray1 products
hair styling aide1 products
nail glue1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
toners/astringents1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
foot odor control1 products
serums & essences1 products
body cleansing wipes1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products

Contamination concerns

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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
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or 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

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
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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