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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2013

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Sothys Paris Velvet Hand Cream

EWG scientists reviewed Sothys Paris Velvet Hand 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 Sothys Paris Velvet Hand Cream is 9.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical 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
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
HEXYL CINNAMALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRONELLOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPRIETARY INGREDIENTS
UNSAPONIFIABLES
Miscellaneous
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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/ PPG 4/ 12 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-40 STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
LAURETH-7Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURETH-23Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ACRYLAMIDE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMEROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BETAINEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LINOLENIC ACIDEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISOHEXADECANEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C13-14 ISOPARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: None
HYDROXYETHYL UREANone Identified
Data: Limited
MYRETH-3 MYRISTATENone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND)None Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) EXTRACT
DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
None Identified
Data: None
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLESNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL UNSAPONIFIABLESNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLLEN EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1None Identified
Data: None
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
D&C BLACK 2
TETRASODIUM
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None 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