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Data: Limited

Vp/ Hexadecene Copolymer

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

PVP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, VINYLPYRROLIDONE225HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, and VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER

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


This ingredient is a synthetic polymer based on hexadecene, a hydrcarbon obtain from petroleum, and vinylpyrrolidone

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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lipstick232 products
lip gloss92 products
foundation69 products
recreational sunscreen58 products
eye liner37 products
mascara36 products
concealer27 products
lip plumper22 products
lip liner18 products
blush16 products
eye shadow14 products
daily use with SPF12 products
makeup primer10 products
lip balm10 products
brow liner9 products
bronzer/highlighter8 products
hand cream7 products
BB cream6 products
baby sunscreen6 products
anti-aging2 products
makeup remover2 products
facial moisturizer/treatment1 products
hair styling aide1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
conditioner1 products
1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
2 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
  • 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.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
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