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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2013

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Melvita Extra-Rich Hand Cream (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Melvita Extra-Rich Hand Cream (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 Melvita Extra-Rich Hand Cream (2013 formulation) is 4.
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
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
DICAPRYLYL CARBONATENone Identified
Data: None
OLIVOYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINNone Identified
Data: None
SCLEROTIUM GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CORYLUS AVELLANA (HAZEL) SEED OIL
CORYLUS AVELLANA NUT OIL (HAZEL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) BUTTER (COCOA
None Identified
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL OLEATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
DEHYDROACETATE ACID
Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT (FROM FARMING)
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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