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Data: Fair

Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine

  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that will not be immediately rinsed off due to increased risk of absorption.
  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (high)

SYNONYMS

AMIDES, COCO, N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL]-, AMIDES, COCO, N[3(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL], AMIDES, SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, N-[3-DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL]-, AMIDOAMINE, COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, COCAMIDOPROPYLDIMETHYLAMINE; 3-COCAMIDOPROPYLDIMETHYLAMINE; COCOAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE; 3-(COCOAMIDO)PROPYL-N,N-DIMETHYLAMINE; COCONUT FATTY ACID, DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMIDE; COCONUT FATTY ACID, DIME, COCO N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL]- AMIDES, N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL]- AMIDES, COCO, N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL]COCO AMIDES, N-[3-DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL]- AMIDES, SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, and SUNFLOWER SEED OIL N-[3-DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL]- AMIDES

Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine is an amidoamine.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo13 products
body wash/cleanser10 products
facial cleanser6 products
conditioner3 products
mask3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
liquid hand soap3 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
serums & essences2 products
bubble bath1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
toners/astringents1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Violation of industry recommendations - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Unsafe in products left on skin and not rinsed offCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Possible human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
One or more human case studies show significant sensitization or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Unsafe in products left on skin and not rinsed offCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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Data availability

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