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Data: Limited

Styrene/ Acrylates Copolymer

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

2-PROPENOIC ACID, BUTYL ESTER, POLYMER WITH ETHYLBENZENE, BUTYL ESTER POLYMER WITH ETHYLBENZENE 2-PROPENOIC ACID, POLYMER WITH ETHYLBENZENE 2-PROPENOIC ACID, BUTYL ESTER, STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, STYRENE/ACRYLATE COPOLYMER, and STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer is a polymer of styrene and a monomer consisting of acrylicacid, methacrylic acid or one of their simple esters.

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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nail polish297 products
recreational sunscreen151 products
eye liner73 products
body wash/cleanser67 products
daily use with SPF52 products
lip gloss29 products
shampoo23 products
baby sunscreen19 products
liquid hand soap15 products
mascara12 products
bubble bath12 products
mask10 products
eyelash glue8 products
nail treatment6 products
brow liner6 products
baby soap5 products
facial cleanser5 products
BB cream4 products
baby shampoo3 products
eye shadow3 products
hair styling aide3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
glitter2 products
moisturizer2 products
conditioner2 products
depilatory1 products
lip balm1 products
bar soap1 products
makeup primer1 products
sunless tanning1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products

Contamination concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Considered safe based on assumption of low absorptionCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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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