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Data: Limited

Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate

Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption

SYNONYMS

● MIXED DIESTERS WITH DECANOIC ACID AND PROPYLENE GLYCOL OCTANOIC ACID
● MIXED DIESTERS WITH OCTANOIC ACID AND PROPYLENE GLYCOL DECANOIC ACID
● OCTANOIC ACID, MIXED DIESTERS WITH DECANOIC ACID AND PROPYLENE GLYCOL
● PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRAYLATE/ DICAPRATE
● PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate is a mixture of the propylene glycol diesters of caprylicand capric acids.

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

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner161 products
hair treatment/serum62 products
hair styling aide39 products
mask19 products
concealer18 products
styling gel/lotion13 products
facial moisturizer/treatment12 products
hair color and bleaching11 products
lip gloss11 products
blush9 products
lip liner8 products
facial powder8 products
detangler7 products
lipstick6 products
serums & essences4 products
shampoo4 products
moisturizer4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
brow liner3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
BB cream3 products
around-eye cream3 products
baby lotion2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
beard care2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
sunless tanning2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
eye liner2 products
facial cleanser2 products
hair relaxer2 products
foundation1 products
toners/astringents1 products
tanning oil1 products
1 products
makeup primer1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
anti-aging1 products
lip balm1 products
nail treatment1 products
hand cream1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
7 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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.
  • 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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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