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Limited
Data last updated:
July 2016

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J.R. Watkins Naturals Shea Butter Hand Cream, Pomegranate & Acai

EWG scientists reviewed J.R. Watkins Naturals Shea Butter Hand Cream, Pomegranate & Acai 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 J.R. Watkins Naturals Shea Butter Hand Cream, Pomegranate & Acai 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
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM BEHENOYL LACTYLATENone Identified
Data: None
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT EXTRACT (POMEGRANATE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT EXTRACT (ACAI)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT (MATRICARIA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SHINANOKI EKISU
TILIA CORDATA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CENTAUREA CYANUS (CORNFLOWER) FLOWER EXTRACT
CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERANone Identified
Data: None
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
OTOGIRISOU EKISU
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM EXTRACT
Cancer
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
COCOS NUCIFERA OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER (COCOA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL (AVOCADO)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL (APRICOT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL (SAFFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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