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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2013

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Bikini Zone Medicated Gel, After Hair Removal (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Bikini Zone Medicated Gel, After Hair Removal (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 Bikini Zone Medicated Gel, After Hair Removal (2013 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 23AEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: None
LACTIC ACIDUse restrictions, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
LIDOCAINE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PPG-2 ISOCETETH-20 ACETATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
CAMPHORUse restrictions
Data: Fair
PVM/ MA DECADIENE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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