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

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Alpenglow Skin Care Midnight Sun Shea Butter Soap (2009 formulation)

Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Data gaps, Endocrine disruption

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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.
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL EXTRACT
(PRESERVATIVE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and COCONUT OIL]
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM OLIVATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and OLIVE OIL]
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
[product of sodium hydroxide and UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER]
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PALMATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and PALM OIL]
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
WATER
(FILTERED)
Innocuous
Data: Robust


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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