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Earth's Best

Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by Earth's Best

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)2 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GERANIOL2 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRAL1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COUMARIN2 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)1 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LIMONENE6 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOL3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOL1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LINALOOL4 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FLAVOR2 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
CALCIUM LACTATE2 productsCancer, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL BEHENATE1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-201 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATE11 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE8 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE1 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATE11 productsData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL1 productsContamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PCBS, BENZO[A]PYRENE)
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ETHANOL11 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT7 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL3 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK EXTRACT2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
CAMPHOR2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACID11 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
FERULA GALBANIFLUA (FERULA GUMMOSA) RESIN OIL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
MENTHOL2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOL4 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL1 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL OLEATE2 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL3 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL3 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL1 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACID1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE1 productsData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE3 productsData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM SULFATE6 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL14 productsData gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AGATHOSMA BETULINA (BUCHU) LEAF OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALKYL POLYGLYCOSIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) BRAN11 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BETA-GLUCAN11 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT11 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DECYL GLUCOSIDE7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
XYLITOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED BARLEY PROTEIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAURYL LACTYL LACTATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: None
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT12 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCO-SULFATE6 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ALGIN3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GAMMA-DECALACTONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN13 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL12 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
INULIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUM4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
VANILLIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAX6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CELLULOSE GUM2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
LANOLIN OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHYL CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
TRIBEHENIN2 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDE5 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER15 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this brand. The brand may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this brand that have used the ingredient.



About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer