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Tribehenin

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Enhanced skin absorption

SYNONYMS

1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER BEHENIC ACID, 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER DOCOSANOIC ACID, 1,2,3-PROPENETRIOL TRIDOCOSANOATE, BEHENIC ACID, 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER, DOCOSANOIC ACID, 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER, DOCOSANOIC ACID, 1,2,3PROPANETRIYL ESTER, GLYCERYL TRIBEHENATE, PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIYL TRIDOCOSANOATE, and TRIBEHENIN

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


Tribehenin is composed of glycerin and behenic acid, a naturally-occurring long-chain fatty acid.

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

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Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
142 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

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
  • 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.

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