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Miessence Nourishing Hand Cream - Certified Organic (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Miessence Nourishing Hand Cream - Certified Organic (old formulation) product label collected on September 01, 2016 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 Miessence Nourishing Hand Cream - Certified Organic (old formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: September 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: organic ethanol (sugar-cane)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM (BITTER ORANGE)
Appeared as: citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) fruit extract

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) FRUIT
Appeared as: organic butyrospermum parkii (shea) fruit butter

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE EXTRACT
Appeared as: organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: aqua (purified water)

Limited
SCLEROTIUM GUM
Appeared as: sclerotium rolfsii gum

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) OIL
Appeared as: organic rosa damascena (rose) essential oil

Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: organic olive (olea europaea) juice extract

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

organic butyrospermum parkii (shea) fruit butter, organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, aqua (purified water), organic sugar-cane ethanol, non-gmo lecithin, sclerotium rolfsii gum, organic citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) fruit extract, organic rosa damascena (rose) essential oil, organic olea europaea (olive) juice extract

Directions from packaging:

Squeeze a small amount into your palms and massage into hands, paying particular attention to the back of the hands.

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