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Glyceryl Linoleate

  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use around the eyes due to increased risk of absorption.
  • Products with this ingredient are allowed for use in EWG VERIFIED but must meet use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.

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Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SYNONYMS

2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL (9Z,12Z)-OCTADECA-9,12-DIENOATE, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL 9,12-OCTADECADIENOATE, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER 9,12-OCTADECADIENOIC ACID, 9,12- OCTADECADIENOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL, 9,12-OCTADECADIENOIC ACID (Z,Z)-, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL, 9,12-OCTADECADIENOIC ACID, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER, GLYCERIN MONOLINOLEATE, GLYCEROL MONOLINOLEATE, GLYCERYL LINOLEATE, GLYCERYL LINOLEATE GLYCERYL LINOLEATE, GLYCERYL MONOLINOLEATE, LINOLEIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL 9,12- OCTADECADIENOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL 9,12-OCTADECADIENOIC ACID (Z,Z)-, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL LINOLEIC ACID, and MONOLINOLEIN

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Glyceryl Linoleate is a monoester of glycerin and linoleic 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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lipstick5 products
serums & essences4 products
moisturizer3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
diaper cream1 products
around-eye cream1 products
facial moisturizer/treatment1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
shampoo1 products
nail treatment1 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

Ecotoxicology

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

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
32 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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