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Glyceryl Behenate

  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use around the eyes due to increased risk of absorption.
  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.

Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SYNONYMS

2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL DOCOSANOATE, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER DOCOSANOIC ACID, BEHENIC ACID MONOGLYCERIDE, DOCODANOIN, MONO-, DOCOSANOIC ACID, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER, DOCOSANOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL, GLYCERIN MONOBEHENATE, GLYCEROL MONOBENHENATE, GLYCERYL BEHENATE, GLYCERYL MONOBE HENATE, MONO- DOCODANOIN, and MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL DOCOSANOIC ACID

Glyceryl Behenate is a monoester of glycerin and behenic acid.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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lip gloss34 products
lipstick28 products
lip balm26 products
recreational sunscreen24 products
mascara21 products
eye shadow14 products
facial moisturizer/treatment10 products
moisturizer10 products
daily use with SPF9 products
concealer7 products
baby sunscreen7 products
foundation6 products
around-eye cream6 products
facial cleanser5 products
blush4 products
serums & essences3 products
hand cream3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
brow liner3 products
mask3 products
anti-aging2 products
hair styling aide2 products
diaper cream2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
makeup primer2 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
baby lotion1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
makeup remover1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any irritant - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Product type restrictions or differences noted in safety assessment by industry panelCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
130 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 - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
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Moderate Availability
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