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Data: Fair

Vitamin B5

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SYNONYMS

● .BETA.ALANINE, N[(2R)2,4DIHYDROXY3,3DIMETHYL1OXOBUTYL]
● ALANINE, N-(2,4-DIHYDROXY-3,3-DIMETHYL-1-OXOBUTYL)-
● D-PANTOTHENIC ACID
● N-(2,4-DIHYDROXY-3,3-DIMETHYL-1-OXOBUTYL)- ALANINE
● PANTOTHENIC ACID
● VITAMIN B3
● VITAMIN B5

Restricted

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


Pantothenic Acid is an organic 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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Products with this Ingredient

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body wash/cleanser25 products
moisturizer17 products
shampoo15 products
conditioner14 products
daily use with SPF11 products
facial powder8 products
foundation8 products
around-eye cream6 products
serums & essences5 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
mask4 products
bubble bath3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
toners/astringents2 products
BB cream2 products
body firming lotion2 products
makeup primer2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
mascara2 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
brow liner1 products
body spray1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
hand cream1 products
hair styling aide1 products
1 products

Ecotoxicology

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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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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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
3055 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature

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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