- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high), Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||16 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||11 products|
|serums & essences||10 products|
|lip balm||6 products|
|hair treatment/serum||5 products|
|lip gloss||5 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||3 products|
|facial cleanser||3 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|daily use with SPF||2 products|
|body oil||2 products|
|hand cream||2 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmetics||CosIng|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmetics||Canada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of any toxicity||Open scientific literature|
|Classified as potentially toxic or harmful||Open scientific literature|
|One or more animal studies show no adverse any effects at moderate doses||Open scientific literature|
|One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate doses||Open scientific literature|
|One or more animal studies show reproductive effects at high doses||Open scientific literature|
|One or more animal studies show any or allergenic effects at moderate doses||Open scientific literature|
|One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells demonstrate neurotoxicity||Open scientific literature|
|Associated with endocrine disruption||Open scientific literature|
|One or more animal studies show any disruption at high doses||Open scientific literature|
- European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
- Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
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Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES
The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.
The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.