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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2013

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The Body Shop Whip Body Lotion, Shea

EWG scientists reviewed The Body Shop Whip Body Lotion, Shea 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 Whip Body Lotion, Shea is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE
PARFUME
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOBUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LILIAL
BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GERANIOLEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
EUGENOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COUMARINCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LIMONENEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRONELLOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
PEG-100 STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TALCContamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CI 19140Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATEUse restrictions
Data: None
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER)None Identified
Data: Fair
DICAPRYLYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: Limited
CORN STARCH, MODIFIEDNone Identified
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ VINYL ISODECANOATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERANone Identified
Data: None
PENTAERYTHRITYL DISTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
CARAMELNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATER
AQUA
Innocuous
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