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ISOOCTADECANOIC ACID

Score:

Data: Limited

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick115 products
foundation105 products
daily use with SPF33 products
concealer27 products
BB cream26 products
eye shadow25 products
recreational sunscreen24 products
hair color and bleaching22 products
lip gloss11 products
blush11 products
bronzer/highlighter9 products
9 products
mascara8 products
facial moisturizer/treatment7 products
lip liner6 products
baby sunscreen5 products
brow liner5 products
makeup primer5 products
lip plumper4 products
facial cleanser4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
lip balm3 products
serums & essences3 products
moisturizer3 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
eye liner2 products
CC cream1 products
conditioner1 products
around-eye cream1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
after sun product1 products
makeup remover1 products
body oil1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerOpen scientific literature

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
One or more studies show weak endocrine disruptionOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

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
Missing safety data noted by cosmetic industry reviewOpen scientific literature

Informational

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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature

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

Data Sources

  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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