Ethanolamine

INCI Name
Ethanolamine
Ingredient origins
Hydrocarbons
Role
pH Adjuster
Common name
Ethanolamine
EWG score
What is EWG score?
The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.
Nasty
This ingredient has been classified as hazardous to health, and is not used in ecostore products.
Ingredient details
Ethanolamine is a chemical used in many personal care products as a pH adjuster, buffer and surfactantii, as well as in cleaning products. It is very harsh on skin and eyes and can cause severe skin burns, eye damage, is harmful if inhaled and can cause dermatitis from prolonged exposureiii. Monoethanolamine or MEA is known to be contaminated with some Diethanolamine (DEA). DEA is known to form nitrosamines, which are highly carcinogenic compoundsii. REFERENCES: ii) CIR MEA iii) MSDS MEA