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Illite

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

ILLITE

Illite refers to a group of clay sized micas that have a higher lattice water content and lowerpotassium content than mica.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mask27 products
bar soap13 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
shampoo5 products
facial cleanser5 products
makeup primer3 products
toners/astringents2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
hair styling aide2 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
serums & essences1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
around-eye cream1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
toothpaste1 products

Data gaps

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

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

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