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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Nivea Honeydew & Pearl Hydrating Shower Gel, Honeydew (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Nivea Honeydew & Pearl Hydrating Shower Gel, Honeydew (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 Nivea Honeydew & Pearl Hydrating Shower Gel, Honeydew (2013 formulation) is 7.
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
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATEEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
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
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
FD&C YELLOW 6Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) The product manufacturer has listed sodium 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 sodium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
SULISOBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 4
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
GLYCERYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
LACTOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
TRISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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