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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Gehwol Balm, Refreshing (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Gehwol Balm, Refreshing (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 Gehwol Balm, Refreshing (2009 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRICETEARETH 4 PHOSPHATEEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ACETAMIDE MEAContamination concerns (ACETAMIDE MEA), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
PEPPERMINT OIL (MENTHA PIPERITA)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CLIMBAZOLENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCOL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: None
MENTHYL ACETATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
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