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The Body Shop

Made by:
L'Oréal
Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by The Body Shop

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABEN1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABEN1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Fair
ISOBUTYLPARABEN1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Limited
GERANIOL1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CITRAL2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
EUGENOL1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE5 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BENZYL BENZOATE1 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
LIMONENE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
TRIETHANOLAMINE1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CITRONELLOL2 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
LINALOOL2 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
BHT2 productsCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABEN1 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE5 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-201 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
PEG-100 STEARATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACID1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE2 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MYRISTYL MYRISTATE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE5 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE3 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL2 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
CYCLOMETHICONE1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTA3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ACRYLAMIDE/ AMMONIUM ACRYLATE COPOLYMER1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERIN4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACID2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
AVOBENZONE6 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) BRAN EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FAMESOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MYRCIARIA DUBIA FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED LEPIDIUM MEYENII ROOT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
1,2-HEXANEDIOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BERTHOLLETIA EXCELSA (BRAZILNUT) SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL DIMETHICONE1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE1 productsData gaps
Data: None
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE4 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CREATINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYISOBUTENE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBITOL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMER4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOL3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE4 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED COCONUT OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BISABOLOL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA2 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROL2 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
ISODODECANE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE1 productsUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: None
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE1 productsUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATER5 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.



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