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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2010

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Akin PureBaby Protective Bottom Balm (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Akin PureBaby Protective Bottom Balm (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 Akin PureBaby Protective Bottom Balm (2010 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER OILAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATEUse restrictions
Data: None
DIISOSTEAROYL POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIMER DILINOLEATENone Identified
Data: None
CENTAUREA CYANUS (CORNFLOWER) FLOWER EXTRACT
CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER OILNone Identified
Data: None
MALTODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
FUSANUS SPICATUS WOOD OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILData gaps
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
WATER
AQUA
Innocuous
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