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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2010

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Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream (2010 formulation) 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 Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream (2010 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL
CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN) PEEL OIL
(ORGANIC)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) OIL
(ORGANIC)
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA LEAF OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (PETITGRAIN) OIL
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: None
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OILMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL
(ORGANIC)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES ROOT OIL
VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES (VETIVER) ROOT OIL
(ORGANIC)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
CRATAEGUS MONOGINA FRUIT EXTRACT
CRATAEGUS MONOGYNA (HAWTHORN) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (ALMOND) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAX
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
LEVULINIC ACIDNone 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