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

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Absorbine Pain Relieving Gel (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Absorbine Pain Relieving Gel (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 Absorbine Pain Relieving Gel (2012 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SD ALCOHOL 40BEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CHLOROXYLENOLEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM (MUGWORT) EXTRACT
ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATERNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHOL
(Active Ingredient)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
D&C GREEN 5None Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHYDROXYPROPYL ETHYLENEDIAMINENone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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