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Polyglutamic Acid

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SYNONYMS

● POLYGLUTAMIC ACID

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


Polyglutamic Acid is a polymer of glutamic acid.

Common concerns

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  • 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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daily use with SPF21 products
facial moisturizer/treatment20 products
serums & essences15 products
mask9 products
around-eye cream5 products
moisturizer4 products
conditioner4 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
anti-aging2 products
facial powder2 products
facial cleanser2 products
shampoo1 products
body spray1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
toners/astringents1 products
hand cream1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
sunless tanning1 products
lip gloss1 products
eye shadow1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
1852 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

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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