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Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)


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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foundation853 products
lipstick714 products
concealer633 products
eye shadow460 products
eye liner359 products
blush200 products
brow liner169 products
lip liner141 products
bronzer/highlighter135 products
lip gloss63 products
makeup primer59 products
hair color and bleaching58 products
nail polish48 products
recreational sunscreen46 products
29 products
mascara28 products
daily use with SPF28 products
BB cream20 products
facial powder14 products
glitter11 products
setting powder/spray10 products
conditioner6 products
serums & essences5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
mask3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
beard oil1 products
body powder1 products
lip plumper1 products
nail glue1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
hair spray1 products
nail treatment1 products
around-eye cream1 products
fragrance for men1 products
anti-aging1 products
body oil1 products
moisturizer1 products
shampoo1 products
makeup remover1 products
lip balm1 products

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

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
One or more animal studies show skin irritation at high dosesOpen scientific literature


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Concern Reference
One or more animal studies show skin or allergenic effects at high dosesOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
3 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.


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