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Boots

Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by Boots

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)8 productsUse restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCE15 productsMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISOBUTYLPARABEN1 productsUse restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABEN1 productsUse restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABEN1 productsUse restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)1 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
OCTINOXATE1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE16 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
BHT1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 111 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
PETROLATUM2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
POLYACRYLAMIDE2 productsUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABEN18 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABEN18 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE17 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL18 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-209 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
PEG-100 STEARATE3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE7 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE6 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE14 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE6 productsOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
MINERAL OIL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
LAURETH-72 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE18 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 42 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
MYRISTYL MYRISTATE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)
Data: Fair
ZINC PCA6 productsUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
OCTOCRYLENE18 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATE7 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL8 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN7 productsContamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: Limited
CYCLOHEXASILOXANE6 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDES4 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ETHANOL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTA18 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICA5 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MANGANESE PCA6 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: None
T-BUTYL ALCOHOL16 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS11 productsNone Identified
Data: Good
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE12 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)
Data: None
GLYCERIN18 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACID2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
AVOBENZONE18 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
3-AMINOPROPANE SULFONIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL-DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER5 productsNone Identified
Data: None
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER16 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE16 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
C18-36 ACID GLYCOL ESTER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDE 14 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CERAMIDE 36 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CERAMIDE 6-II4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LUPINUS ALBUS (WHITE LUPIN) SEED EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PHYTOSPHINGOSINE4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE15 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMETHICONE6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-14 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHYLMETHOXY CHROMANOL9 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GINKGO BILOBA2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS POWDER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUUS EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MAGNESIUM PCA6 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-17 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLUCURONIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA MOSCHATA (MUSK ROSE) SEED OIL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-78 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIOSPYROS KAKI CALYX EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CALCIUM HYDROXYMETHIONINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONOL15 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE18 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUM18 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)4 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BIOTIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMER11 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOL14 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATE6 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN LAURATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHYL CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOL11 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL12 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN8 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TRIBEHENIN17 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL8 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CHOLESTEROL4 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE15 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCA6 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)13 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATER18 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this brand. The brand may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this brand that have used the ingredient.



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