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Isoamyl Laurate

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

● 3-METHYLBUTYL DODECANOATE
● 3-METHYLBUTYL ESTER DODECANOIC ACID
● DODECANOIC ACID, 3-METHYLBUTYL ESTER
● DODECANOIC ACID, 3METHYLBUTYL ESTER
● ISOAMYL LAURATE
● ISOPENTYL LAURATE

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


Isoamyl Laurate is an ester of isoamyl alcohol and lauric acid.

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

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Products with this Ingredient

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concealer117 products
foundation91 products
facial moisturizer/treatment43 products
antiperspirant/deodorant43 products
daily use with SPF39 products
moisturizer18 products
recreational sunscreen17 products
serums & essences15 products
conditioner13 products
lip liner13 products
lipstick12 products
brow liner12 products
hair treatment/serum11 products
facial cleanser11 products
around-eye cream10 products
blush8 products
body oil8 products
lip balm8 products
baby lotion7 products
shampoo7 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
baby sunscreen6 products
baby wipes6 products
makeup primer6 products
hair color and bleaching5 products
hair styling aide5 products
lip gloss3 products
hand cream2 products
2 products
baby shampoo2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
BB cream2 products
makeup remover2 products
mask2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
beard oil1 products
eye liner1 products
baby soap1 products
hair spray1 products
shaving cream1 products
beard care1 products
anti-aging1 products
oil controller1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

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

Data gaps

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