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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2007

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Basis Vitamin Bar Soap (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Basis Vitamin Bar Soap (2009 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 Basis Vitamin Bar Soap (2009 formulation) is 4.
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
D&C ORANGE 4Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 40Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM ETIDRONATEUse restrictions
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
ORANGE EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) EXTRACTData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMBER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
OAT FLOUR EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM PALM KERNELATENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM PALMATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM CYCLOCARBOXYPROPYLOLEATENone Identified
Data: None
PPG-10 METHYL GLUCOSE ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
PENTASODIUM PENTETATEData gaps
Data: None
SODIUM COCOATENone Identified
Data: None
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACTEnhanced skin absorption
Data: None
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER
(PURIFIED)
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