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Better Botanicals

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

Ingredients Used by Better Botanicals

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)1 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)2 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE)1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
UNSPECIFIED EXTRACTS1 productsMiscellaneous
Data: None
FLAVOR3 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
EMULSIFYING WAX4 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LECITHIN1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE1 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS OIL1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE2 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL8 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE4 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) EXTRACT1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATE8 productsData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE3 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF OIL1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) EXTRACT2 productsData gaps, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PINUS SYLVESTRIS (SCOT'S PINE) LEAF OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
BENTONITE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN1 productsContamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TRIGONELLA FOENUM-GRAECUM (FENUGREEK)1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ABIES SIBIRICA (SIBERIAN FIR) OIL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PASSIFLORA EDULIS (PASSION FRUIT) EXTRACT1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OIL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES ROOT OIL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE6 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL6 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PROPANEDIOL1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROL13 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACID2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT)1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) PROTEIN1 productsContamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ACACIA CONCINNA FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) EXTRACT1 productsData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)9 productsData gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMLA2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ANISE EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CORIANDER EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CRATAEGUS MONOGYNA (HAWTHORN)1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ECLIPTA PROSTRATA (FALSE DAISY) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GARCINIA INDICA (GOA HERB) SEED BUTTER9 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
JATAMANSI OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) NUT OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) BARK1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER WATER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE COCOATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIGONELLA FOENUM-GRAECUM SEED EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES (VETIVER)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM) SEED EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FAGUS SYLVATICA BARK EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LARREA MEXICANA EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PIPER BETLE LEAF OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS PERSICA NECTARINA EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
RUBIA CORDIFOLIA ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TARAXACUM OFFICINALE (DANDELION) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TERMINALIA CHEBULA EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
Terminalia bellirica (Beleric)1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
OCIMUM SANCTUM (HOLY BASIL) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LEPIDIUM SATIVUM (Garden Cress) SPROUT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS PADUS EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CYPERUS SCARIOSUS EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ALPINIA GALANGA (THAI GALANGAL) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANICUM ITALICUM (FOXTAIL MILLET) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GARCINIA PURPUREA EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCO-SULFATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL6 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN9 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL15 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
LYSINE6 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VALERIANA OFFICINALIS (VALERIAN) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUM4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TAPIOCA STARCH1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAX6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA2 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC ACID5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HONEY2 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE2 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER12 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

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



About the ratings

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