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Data last updated:
July 2013

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L'Occitane Shea Butter Milk Soap

EWG scientists reviewed L'Occitane Shea Butter Milk Soap 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 L'Occitane Shea Butter Milk Soap is 3.
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
PEG-75 SHEA BUTTER GLYCERIDESContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions The product manufacturer has listed sodium hydroxide on the product label or has informed Skin Deep's research team that it is used to make the product. In a properly manufactured soap, this common raw ingredient completely reacts with oils; none remains in the product. Therefore, the hazards associated with sodium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM ETIDRONATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT (ROSEMARY)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PALM ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
PALM KERNEL ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM PALM KERNELATENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM PALMATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN)]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
[product of sodium hydroxide and BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)]
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust
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