Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low)
SYNONYMS3-METHYLBUTYL DODECANOATE, 3-METHYLBUTYL ESTER DODECANOIC ACID, DODECANOIC ACID, 3-METHYLBUTYL ESTER, DODECANOIC ACID, 3METHYLBUTYL ESTER, ISOAMYL LAURATE, and ISOPENTYL LAURATE
Isoamyl Laurate is an ester of isoamyl alcohol and lauric acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|daily use with SPF||51 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||33 products|
|recreational sunscreen||23 products|
|lip liner||21 products|
|facial cleanser||12 products|
|serums & essences||12 products|
|around-eye cream||9 products|
|baby sunscreen||8 products|
|lip balm||7 products|
|baby lotion||6 products|
|body oil||6 products|
|brow liner||6 products|
|hair treatment/serum||5 products|
|BB cream||5 products|
|makeup remover||4 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||4 products|
|makeup primer||4 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|eye shadow||2 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|baby wipes||2 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|beard oil||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|fragrance for men||1 products|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|1 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment 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.
- 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.
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