SYNONYMSANHYDROSORBITOL SESQUISTEARATE, SORBITAN OCTADECANOATE, SORBITAN SESQUISTEARATE, SORBITAN, OCTADECANOATE (2:3), and STEARIC ACID, SORBITAN ESTER (3:2)
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Sorbitan Sesquistearate is a mixture of mono and diesters of stearic acid and hexitolanhydrides derived from sorbitol.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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|Safety assessment was based on related chemical||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|1 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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