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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Aura Cacia Patchouli and Sweet Orange Body Cream (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Aura Cacia Patchouli and Sweet Orange Body Cream (2009 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Aura Cacia Patchouli and Sweet Orange Body Cream (2009 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TROMETHAMINEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (BALM MINT) LEAF EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCEROL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE) LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON)
CITRUS X LIMON (LEMON) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL BETAGLUCANNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAURAMIDOYL INULINNone Identified
Data: None
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) NUT BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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