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Data: Limited

Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax

Other Concerns

Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate) and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

SYNONYMS

● HYDROCARBON WAXES (PETROLEUM), HYDROTREATED MICROCRYST.
● HYDROGENATED MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX
● HYDROGENATED WAX, MICROCRYSTALLINE
● HYDROTREATED MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX; HYDROTREATED MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX
● MICROCRYSTALLINE HYDROGENATED WAX
● WAX, MICROCRYSTALLINE, HYDROGENATED

Restricted

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


Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax is Microcrystalline Wax (q.v.) that has been hydrogenated.

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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lipstick82 products
lip gloss42 products
bronzer/highlighter22 products
brow liner22 products
eye liner16 products
blush12 products
eye shadow12 products
lip balm6 products
hair removal waxes5 products
lip liner4 products
mascara4 products
concealer3 products
nail polish2 products
lip plumper2 products
foundation2 products
makeup primer1 products
hair styling aide1 products

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humansEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

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.

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