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July 2017

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Hugo Naturals Handcrafted Bar Soap, Indonesian Patchouli & Sandalwood

EWG scientists reviewed Hugo Naturals Handcrafted Bar Soap, Indonesian Patchouli & Sandalwood 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 Hugo Naturals Handcrafted Bar Soap, Indonesian Patchouli & Sandalwood is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) The product manufacturer has listed sodium hydroxide on the product label or has informed Skin Deep's research team that it is used to make the product. In a properly manufactured soap, this common raw ingredient completely reacts with oils; none remains in the product. Therefore, the hazards associated with sodium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OILMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
[product of sodium hydroxide and COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
Data: Limited
[product of sodium hydroxide and SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
[product of sodium hydroxide and PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LAURYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
Data: Robust

About the Skin Deep® ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer


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