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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2013

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion (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 The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion (old formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
CITRALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
LAURETH-4Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)
Data: None
ACRYLAMIDE/ AMMONIUM ACRYLATE COPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: None
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (ALEXANDRIAN LAUREL) SEED OIL
CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) EXTRACT
SALIX ALBA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LEPTOSPERMUM PETERSONII OIL
LEPTOSPERMUM PETERSONII (LEMON TEA TREE) OIL
None Identified
Data: None
SORBITAN ISOSTEARATEData gaps
Data: None
POLYISOBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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