Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
SYNONYMS1,2,4-BENZENETRICARBOXYLIC ACID, TRITRIDECYL ESTER, 1,2,4BENZENETRICARBOXYLIC ACID, MIXED BRANCHED TRIDECYL ANDISODECYL ESTERS, TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE, and TRITRIDECYL ESTER 1,2,4-BENZENETRICARBOXYLIC ACID
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Tridecyl Trimellitate is a triester of Tridecyl Alcohol (q.v.) and trimellitic acid.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|lip gloss||194 products|
|lip balm||91 products|
|eye shadow||56 products|
|brow liner||21 products|
|lip plumper||21 products|
|eye liner||18 products|
|hair styling aide||16 products|
|styling gel/lotion||12 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||11 products|
|facial powder||7 products|
|hair treatment/serum||6 products|
|lip balm with SPF||6 products|
|facial cleanser||5 products|
|makeup primer||5 products|
|BB cream||4 products|
|lip liner||4 products|
|around-eye cream||4 products|
|hair color and bleaching||3 products|
|body oil||2 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any||Open scientific literature|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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