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October 2009

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Oilatum Cleansing Bar, Unscented

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bar soap
EWG scientists reviewed Oilatum Cleansing Bar, Unscented 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 Oilatum Cleansing Bar, Unscented is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
D&C ORANGE 4Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
FD&C RED 4Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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.
T-BUTYL HYDROQUINONEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM ETIDRONATEUse restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL OLEATEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM PALM KERNELATENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM PALMATENone Identified
Data: None
O-TOLYL BIGUANIDENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE
OCTYL HYDROXYSTEARATE
None Identified
Data: None
SAPONIFIED ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and CORN OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
TRISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
ARACHIS HYPOGAEA (PEANUT) OILEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
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