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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Dove Body Wash, Cream Oil Creamy (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Dove Body Wash, Cream Oil Creamy (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 Dove Body Wash, Cream Oil Creamy (2012 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
D&C RED 33
RED 33 (CI 17200)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ETIDRONIC ACID
ETRIDRONIC ACID
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXYPROPYL STARCH PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
D&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE
None Identified
Data: None
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM ISETHIONATENone Identified
Data: Limited
1-DODECANOL
LAURYL ALCOHOL
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TALLOW FATTY ACID
TALLOW ACID
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARIC ACID
ISOTEARIC ACID
Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
POLYBUTENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Limited
LAURIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAUROYL ISETHIONATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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