Other ConcernsEnhanced skin absorption
SYNONYMS1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL TRIHEPTANOATE, 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER HEPTANOIC ACID, GLYCERYL TRIHEPTANOATE, HEPTANOIC ACID, 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER, PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIYL TRISHEPTANOATE, and TRIHEPTANOIN
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Triheptanoin is a triester of glycerin and heptanoic acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||14 products|
|lip gloss||13 products|
|eye liner||9 products|
|serums & essences||6 products|
|hair treatment/serum||4 products|
|daily use with SPF||2 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
|eye shadow||1 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|facial cleanser||1 products|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Penetration enhancer||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Safety assessment was based on related chemical||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|28 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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