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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2018

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La Mer The Body Creme

EWG scientists reviewed La Mer The Body Creme 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 La Mer The Body Creme is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CITRALUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
COUMARINUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
BENZYL BENZOATEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
LIMONENEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
HEXYL CINNAMALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
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
C12-20 ACID PEG-8 ESTEROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-8Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
COPPER GLUCONATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OILUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATENone Identified
Data: None
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
YEAST EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUPLEURUM FALCATUM (SICKLE-LEAF HARE'S EAR) ROOT EXTRACT
BUPLEURUM FALCATUM ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL'S WORT) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
PLANKTON EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
MELON FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
AHNFELTIA CONCINNA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
MORUS NIGRA (BLACK MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT
MORUS NIGRA (MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT
HORDEUM VULGARE EXTRACTEXTRAIT D'ORGE (BARLEY)
None Identified
Data: Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
SILYBUM MARIANUM (LADY'S THISTLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
BIFIDA FERMENT LYSATENone Identified
Data: None
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU (PALM) BUTTER
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM RNANone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
COENZYME ANone Identified
Data: Fair
DECARBOXY CARNOSINE HCLNone Identified
Data: None
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA (KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ACETYL GLUCOSAMINENone Identified
Data: Fair
CREATINENone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATENone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps
Data: None
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATEEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE
Cancer
Data: Limited
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Good
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACETYL CARNITINE HCLUse restrictions
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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