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A synthetic mineral based on fluorine, aluminum and silicate; also known as synthetic fluorine mica; used as a bulking agent.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|eye shadow||737 products|
|lip gloss||401 products|
|eye liner||204 products|
|lip liner||109 products|
|brow liner||96 products|
|setting powder/spray||60 products|
|nail polish||52 products|
|facial powder||48 products|
|lip balm||48 products|
|daily use with SPF||35 products|
|makeup primer||30 products|
|lip plumper||29 products|
|around-eye cream||27 products|
|hair color and bleaching||27 products|
|CC cream||26 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||25 products|
|body oil||23 products|
|BB cream||20 products|
|recreational sunscreen||16 products|
|serums & essences||12 products|
|body powder||10 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||8 products|
|body wash/cleanser||6 products|
|bar soap||5 products|
|sunless tanning||5 products|
|nail glue||4 products|
|hair styling aide||4 products|
|hair treatment/serum||4 products|
|liquid hand soap||3 products|
|body spray||2 products|
|facial cleanser||2 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|14 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Open scientific literature|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
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