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Data: Limited

Ceteth 2

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

2-[2-(HEXADECYLOXY)ETHOXY]- ETHANOL, 2-[2-(HEXADECYLOXY)ETHOXY]ETHANOL, 2-[2-HEXADECYLOXY)]ETHANOL, CETETH-2, DIETHYLENE GLYCOL HEXADECYL ETHER, ETHANOL, 2-[2-(HEXADECYLOXY)ETHOXY]-, PEG-2 CETYL ETHER, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (2) HEXADECYL ETHER, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 100 CETYL ETHER, and POLYOXYETHYLENE (2) CETYL ETHER

Restricted

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


Ceteth-2 is a polyethylene glycol ether of Cetyl Alcohol (q.v.).

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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makeup remover14 products
hair color and bleaching8 products
facial cleanser4 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
baby wipes1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
shaving cream1 products
depilatory1 products
hair styling aide1 products

Contamination concerns

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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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
5 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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Data availability

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