ewg.org | About SkinDeep®/Methodology | Legal Disclaimer | Build Your Own Report | FAQ
 
Score:

Get The Guide!

Want a free Cosmetics Guide? Donate $10 to EWG today!

Sign Up!

Softsoap

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

Ingredients Used by Softsoap

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE20 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)15 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
EXT D&C VIOLET 26 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer
Data: Limited
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
COCAMIDE MEA2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE4 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE19 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
SODIUM HYDROXIDE3 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE8 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-7 GLYCERIN COCOATE4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-81 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LAURETH-42 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDE3 productsOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
MINERAL OIL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
LAURETH-31 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
D&C RED 335 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 402 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 52 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LAURAMIDE DEA5 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
FD&C RED 41 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-711 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE13 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATE4 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 15 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Fair
SULISOBENZONE6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT3 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL3 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
POLOXAMER 1245 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTA19 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICA2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN8 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACID20 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE6 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CASTORYL MALEATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED SILK PROTEIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) EXTACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) SEED POWDER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) JUICE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
KOU-CHA EKISU1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH) JUICE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) JUICE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
FRAGARIA ANANASSA FRUIT JUICE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL5 productsNone Identified
Data: None
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
D&C GREEN 51 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FRUCTOSE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GELATIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED SILK4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
KAOLIN1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MILK PROTEIN1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OIL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LAURAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATE2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GLYCOL STEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM SULFATE7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM SALICYLATE4 productsCancer, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HONEY1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE15 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSE1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER20 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 Skin Deep® 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

About EWG VERIFIED™

Beyond providing Skin Deep® as an educational tool for consumers, EWG offers its EWG VERIFIED™ mark as a quick and easily identifiable way of conveying personal care products that meet EWG's strict health criteria. Before a company can use EWG VERIFIEDTM on such products, the company must show that it fully discloses the products' ingredients on their labels or packaging, they do not contain EWG ingredients of concern, and are made with good manufacturing practices, among other criteria. Note that EWG receives licensing fees from all EWG VERIFIED member companies that help to support the important work we do. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer