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Product score: 06

Data Availability:

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Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks

Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks

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CATEGORY

Body Firming Lotion
Moisturizer

BRAND

Palmer's

DATA LAST UPDATED

April 2023

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPYLENE GLYCOL STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, skin conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 04
PETROLATUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, emollient, moisturising, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, emollient, masking, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 04
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
SOLUBLE COLLAGEN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, film forming, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED ELASTIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BOSWELLIA SERRATA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 02
BETULA PUBESCENS (WHITE BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETULA ALBA BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antidandruff, antimicrobial
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYLARINGYLTRYPTOPHYL DIPHENYLGLYCINE
Appeared as: ACETYLARGINYLTRYPTOPHYL DIPHENYLGLYCINE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM ASCORBATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent- miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYACETOPHENONE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
1,2-HEXANEDIOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHOPHYLL
Appeared as: XANTHOPHYLLS
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, skin protectant, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 02
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, antifoaming, perfuming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-8 STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
ETHYL LAUROYL ARGINATE HCL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, fragrance ingredient, cosmetic colorant, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, bulking agent, slip modifier, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, fragrance ingredient, buffering, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - foambooster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, refatting, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
DODECANOL
Appeared as: LAURYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant -foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MYRISTYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant -foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopherol Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Soluble Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Betula Alba Bark Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Acetylarginyltryptophyl Diphenylglycine, Sodium Ascorbate, Glucose, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1.2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthophylls, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, PEG-8 Stearate, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl, Fragrance (Parfum), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Butylene Glycol, Caramel, Cellulose, Sodium Acetate, Stearyl Alcohol, Lauryl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol

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The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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