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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Flexitol Heel Balm

EWG scientists reviewed Flexitol Heel Balm 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 Flexitol Heel Balm is 5.
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
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCOLIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-20 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
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
MELALEUCA ALTEMIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
LANOLINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) GEL
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CENTIPEDA CUNNINGHAMII EXTRACT
CENTIPEDIA CUNNINGHAMI EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
DECYL OLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
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