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Data: Fair

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  • Enhanced skin absorption and Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick704 products
eye shadow665 products
bronzer/highlighter429 products
lip gloss407 products
blush174 products
eye liner152 products
foundation104 products
concealer67 products
lip balm57 products
nail polish55 products
mask46 products
facial powder41 products
makeup primer39 products
glitter36 products
lip liner34 products
bath oil/salts/soak22 products
hair color and bleaching19 products
lip plumper18 products
daily use with SPF17 products
facial moisturizer/treatment16 products
serums & essences16 products
brow liner16 products
mascara13 products
around-eye cream12 products
moisturizer11 products
9 products
lip balm with SPF7 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
setting powder/spray5 products
CC cream5 products
body oil5 products
hair styling aide4 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
facial cleanser4 products
fragrance for women3 products
body spray2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
bubble bath2 products
shampoo2 products
toothpaste2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
body firming lotion2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
tanning oil2 products
bar soap1 products
conditioner1 products
mouthwash1 products
toners/astringents1 products
BB cream1 products
sunless tanning1 products
other eye makeup1 products
oil controller1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Suspected nano-scale ingredients with potential to absorb into the skinNanomaterial Database

Occupational hazards

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Allowed workplace exposures restricted to very low dosesNational Library of Medicine HazMap
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to low dosesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Data gaps

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5274 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • NanoWerk. 2007. Nanomaterial Database. Available online:
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.


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