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Aquaphor Healing Ointment (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Aquaphor Healing Ointment (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 Aquaphor Healing Ointment (2014 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
PETROLATUM
Appeared as: PETROLATUM ( SKIN PROTECTANT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: BISABOLOL (L-ALPHA)

• Enhanced skin absorption

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Petrolatum 41% (Skin Protectant [Ointment]), Inactive Ingredients: Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol, Panthenol, Glycerin, Bisabolol (L-Alpha)

Directions from packaging:

Apply as needed.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. When using this product do not get in the eyes. Stop use and ask a doctor if condition worsens; symptoms last more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days. Do not use on deep or puncture wounds; animal bites; serious burns. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Do not use if seal is broken.

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