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Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE

Restricted

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


Trimethylsiloxysilicate is a silicon-based polymer.

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

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation750 products
lipstick661 products
concealer581 products
eye shadow403 products
eye liner347 products
blush171 products
lip liner140 products
bronzer/highlighter117 products
brow liner115 products
lip gloss77 products
recreational sunscreen52 products
makeup primer49 products
daily use with SPF49 products
hair color and bleaching34 products
CC cream30 products
29 products
mascara22 products
BB cream20 products
nail polish14 products
glitter13 products
lip balm12 products
setting powder/spray10 products
facial powder10 products
serums & essences6 products
baby sunscreen5 products
conditioner5 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
mask2 products
makeup remover2 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
nail treatment1 products
nail glue1 products
around-eye cream1 products
fragrance for men1 products
lip plumper1 products
anti-aging1 products
moisturizer1 products
body powder1 products
shampoo1 products
beard oil1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
other eye makeup1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 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

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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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
  • 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. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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