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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2013

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Boots Botanics Hand & Body Soothing Hand Cream

EWG scientists reviewed Boots Botanics Hand & Body Soothing 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 Boots Botanics Hand & Body Soothing Hand Cream is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GERANIOLEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LIMONENEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
CITRUS LEMON PEEL OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
CETRARIA ISLANDICA (ICELAND MOSS) EXTRACT
CETRARIA ISLANDICA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
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