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Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Le Couvent des Minimes Pure Vegetable Soap, Verbena & Lemon (2013 formulation)

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EWG scientists reviewed Le Couvent des Minimes Pure Vegetable Soap, Verbena & Lemon (2013 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 Le Couvent des Minimes Pure Vegetable Soap, Verbena & Lemon (2013 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) The product manufacturer has listed potassium hydroxide on the product label or has informed Skin Deep's research team that it is used to make the product. In a properly manufactured soap, this common raw ingredient completely reacts with oils; none remains in the product. Therefore, the hazards associated with potassium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
POTASSIUM OLEATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PPG-26-BUTETH-26Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
AVOBENZONE
BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
GLYCERETH-2 COCOATENone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM UNDECYLENATENone Identified
Data: None
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM COCOATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
[product of potassium hydroxide and BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)]
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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