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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2013

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Fresh Brown Sugar Hand Cream (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Fresh Brown Sugar Hand Cream (old 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 Fresh Brown Sugar Hand Cream (old formulation) is 5.
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
BHTCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACIDUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ACRYLAMIDE/ AMMONIUM ACRYLATE COPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: None
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATENone Identified
Data: None
MALTOOLIGOSYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: None
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
BORAGE (BORAGO OFFICINALIS) SEED OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLSNone Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
POTASSIUM JOJOBATE
None Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATENone Identified
Data: Limited
C14-22 ALCOHOLSNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-10 DISTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARAMELNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYISOBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCHNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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