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Data: Limited

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  • Use restrictions (low)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation28 products
lipstick14 products
shampoo11 products
facial moisturizer/treatment10 products
concealer10 products
lip gloss6 products
toners/astringents5 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
body firming lotion4 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
conditioner4 products
moisturizer4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
lip balm4 products
mask4 products
serums & essences3 products
facial cleanser3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
around-eye cream2 products
makeup primer1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
sunless tanning1 products
1 products
anti-aging1 products
mascara1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
body oil1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
bar soap1 products
makeup remover1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenEU Cosmetics Directive

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Safe for use when formulated to be non-irritatingCIR

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
72 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • EU Cosmetics Directive
  • CIR
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.


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