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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, and ISOPENTYL LAURATE

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

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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concealer72 products
foundation68 products
daily use with SPF51 products
lipstick50 products
facial moisturizer/treatment33 products
recreational sunscreen23 products
lip liner21 products
moisturizer19 products
antiperspirant/deodorant17 products
facial cleanser12 products
serums & essences12 products
conditioner12 products
around-eye cream9 products
shampoo8 products
baby sunscreen8 products
lip balm7 products
baby lotion6 products
body oil6 products
brow liner6 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
BB cream5 products
makeup remover4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)4 products
makeup primer4 products
hand cream3 products
eye shadow2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
baby wipes2 products
detangler2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
mask2 products
hair styling aide2 products
oil controller1 products
anti-aging1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
beard oil1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
1 products
baby shampoo1 products
fragrance for men1 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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Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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

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.
  • 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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