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Data: Limited

Hydroxyacetophenone

Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● ACETOPHENONE, P-HYDROXY-
● HYDROXYACETOPHENONE

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mask263 products
facial moisturizer/treatment127 products
foundation113 products
serums & essences77 products
moisturizer69 products
daily use with SPF61 products
facial cleanser53 products
recreational sunscreen52 products
liquid hand soap50 products
concealer48 products
CC cream45 products
around-eye cream43 products
shampoo25 products
bronzer/highlighter25 products
exfoliant/scrub24 products
lipstick24 products
mascara21 products
body wash/cleanser19 products
makeup primer18 products
blush18 products
eye shadow17 products
hand cream15 products
toners/astringents14 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
conditioner13 products
anti-aging11 products
brow liner11 products
baby lotion11 products
baby sunscreen11 products
makeup remover11 products
body firming lotion10 products
shaving cream10 products
after sun product10 products
BB cream9 products
baby wipes8 products
lip gloss8 products
setting powder/spray7 products
antiperspirant/deodorant7 products
lip balm6 products
skin fading/lightener6 products
bubble bath5 products
pore strips5 products
eye makeup remover4 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
4 products
baby soap3 products
hair styling aide3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
facial powder3 products
baby shampoo3 products
facial cleansing wipes3 products
body oil2 products
bar soap2 products
hair spray2 products
beard care2 products
foot odor control2 products
sunless tanning2 products
detangler1 products
makeup removing wipes1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
eye liner1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
body cleansing wipes1 products
mouthwash1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
after shave1 products
baby bubble bath1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more human case studies show equivocal any or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature

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.

Score legend

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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