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L'Occitane en Provence Citrus Verbena Shower Gel (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the L'Occitane en Provence Citrus Verbena Shower Gel (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 L'Occitane en Provence Citrus Verbena Shower Gel (old formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PERFUME (FRAGRANCE)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
LIPPIA CITRIODORA FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LIPPIA CITRIODORA FLOWER EXTRACT (NATURAL ORIGINAL INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL (LEMON

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

None
LIPPIA CITRIODORA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: LIPPIA CITRIODORA LEAF EXTRACT (NATURAL ORIGINAL INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

None
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140) LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (NATURAL ORIGINAL INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited
PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE
Appeared as: PEG 7 GLYCERYL COCOATE (NATURAL ORIGINAL INGREDIENT)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (NATURAL ORIGINAL INGREDIENT)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE
Appeared as: PEG 120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE (NATURAL ORIGINAL INGREDIENT)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT WATER
Appeared as: CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) WATER (GRAPEFRUIT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU (WATER)

Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: COCO GLUCOSIDE (NATURAL ORIGINAL INGREDIENT)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM CHLORIDE (NATURAL ORIGINAL INGREDIENT)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Natural original ingredient), Coco Glucoside (Natural original ingredient), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Natural original ingredient), PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Natural original ingredient), Sodium Chloride (Natural original ingredient), Perfume (Fragrance), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Water (Grapefruit, Natural original ingredient), Lippia Citriodora Flower Extract (Natural original ingredient), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil (Lemon, Natural original ingredient), Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract (Natural original ingredient), PEG 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (Natural original ingredient), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)

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