EWG scientists reviewed Akin Unscented, Very Gentle Body Wash (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 Unscented, Very Gentle Body Wash (2010 formulation) is 2.
|SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)||Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions|
|SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE||Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions|
|GLYCERYL LAURATE||Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions|
|CITRIC ACID||Use restrictions|
|LAURYL GLUCOSIDE||None Identified|
|COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE||None Identified|
|SODIUM GLUCONATE||None Identified|
|SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE||None Identified|
|DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE||None Identified|
|SODIUM CITRATE||None Identified|
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
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