This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
sh-Oligopeptide-1 is a single chain recombinant human peptide, produced by fermentation in E. coli. The starting gene is synthesized to be identical to the human gene which codes for Epidermal Growth Factor. It contains a maximum of 53 amino acids which may contain disulfide bonds and/or sugar. The protein consists of the proper sequence of the standard amino acids
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results||Open scientific literature|
|Not likely to be carcinogenic in humans||Open scientific literature|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
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