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Data: Fair

Vanillin

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SYNONYMS

2-METHOXY-4-FORMYLPHENOL, 4-HYDROXY-3-METHOXY- BENZALDEHYDE, 4-HYDROXY-3-METHOXYBENZALDEHYDE, 4-HYDROXY-3-METHOXYBENZALDEHYDE; VANILLIN, BENZALDEHYDE, 4-HYDROXY-3-METHOXY-, BENZALDEHYDE, 4HYDROXY3METHOXY, VANILLALDEHYDE, and VANILLIN

Vanillin is a substituted aromatic aldehyde.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick212 products
lip gloss106 products
recreational sunscreen32 products
lip balm with SPF30 products
lip balm24 products
moisturizer23 products
facial moisturizer/treatment23 products
shampoo23 products
body wash/cleanser20 products
conditioner14 products
facial cleanser11 products
exfoliant/scrub10 products
baby soap10 products
liquid hand soap9 products
baby shampoo9 products
mask8 products
fragrance for women8 products
blush7 products
baby lotion7 products
fragrance for men6 products
bubble bath6 products
hand cream6 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
toners/astringents5 products
daily use with SPF4 products
sunless tanning4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
toothpaste3 products
around-eye cream3 products
baby toothpaste1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
facial powder1 products
beard oil1 products
body oil1 products
hair styling aide1 products
body firming lotion1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
1 products
serums & essences1 products
hair spray1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
makeup remover1 products
lip plumper1 products
nail treatment1 products
bar soap1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
1808 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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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