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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Nair Shower Power Exfoliating (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Nair Shower Power Exfoliating (2012 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 Nair Shower Power Exfoliating (2012 formulation) is 6.
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
CALCIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM THIOGLYCOLATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Good
FD&C BLUE 1Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH) KERNEL OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
LANOLINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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