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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Boots Extracts Body Wash, Bergamot

EWG scientists reviewed Boots Extracts Body Wash, Bergamot 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 Boots Extracts Body Wash, Bergamot is 7.
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
COCAMIDE DEACancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LIMONENEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURETH-4Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PEG-250 DISTEARATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5
CL 19140 (YELLOW 5)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CI 61570
CL 61570 (GREEN 5)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SULISOBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 4
Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
DENATONIUM BENZOATEData gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
HONEYInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
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