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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream

EWG scientists reviewed The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream 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 The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
TALCContamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
HECTORITEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
MYRISTIC ACIDData gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
TRITICUM VULGARE GERM OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED COCO-GLYCERIDESNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
LAURIC ACIDNone Identified
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