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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula, For Dry, Ashy Skin

EWG scientists reviewed Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula, For Dry, Ashy Skin 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 Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula, For Dry, Ashy Skin is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOBUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CYCLOTETRASILOXANEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
D&C ORANGE 4
ORANGE 4 (CI 15510)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LACTIC ACIDCancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-100 STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED POLYDECENEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
MYRISTYL MYRISTATEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
CITRUS AURANITIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TRIDECETH-10Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (CUPUACU) SEED BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATENone Identified
Data: None
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LEMON EKISU
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
MYRISTYL LAURATENone Identified
Data: None
DIETHYLHEXYL SEBACATE
DIOCTYL SEBACATE
None Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)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