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Data last updated:
November 2014

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Merlot Body Butter

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EWG scientists reviewed Merlot Body Butter 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 Merlot Body Butter is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 33
RED 33 (CI 17200)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
VITIS VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT (GRAPE)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
ETHYLHEXL GLYCERIN
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SHOREA STENOPTERA BUTTER
SHOREA STENOPTERA SEED BUTTER (ILLIPE)
None Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED
GRAPE SEED MASK
None Identified
Data: Fair
PHOSPHOLIPIDS
PHOSPHOLIPDS
None Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER (COCOA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
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