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Castiva Arthritis Pain Relief Lotion, Warming (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Castiva Arthritis Pain Relief Lotion, Warming (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 Castiva Arthritis Pain Relief Lotion, Warming (old formulation) is 7.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR (RICINUS COMMUNIS) SEED OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Good

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

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Capsaicin 0.035% (Topical Analgesic)), Inactive Ingredients: Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance, Glyceryl Monostearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Methylparaben, PEG 100 Stearate, Poloxamer 407, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Water (Purified), SD Alcohol 40 B

Directions from packaging:

Adults and Children 12 years of age and older: Apply to affected are no more than 3 or 4 times daily. To achieve optimum pain relief, apply daily as directed. Transient burning may occur upon application, but generally disappears in several days. Wash hands thoroughly after use to avoid spreading lotion to the eyes or other sensitive areas of the body. If applying lotion to hands, wait 30 minutes before washing hands. Children under 12 years of age: Consult a doctor. Store at room temperature.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on damaged skin, on wounds or with a heating pad. Stop use and ask a doctor if condition worsens, symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clears up and occurs again within a few days. When using this product avoid contact with eyes, do not bandage tightly, avoid inhaling dried residue material from application site which may cause sneezing, nasal irritation or tearing. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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