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L'Occitane Shea Butter Nail & Cuticle Cream (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the L'Occitane Shea Butter Nail & Cuticle Cream (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 Shea Butter Nail & Cuticle Cream (old formulation) is 6.

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair
BUTYLPARABEN
Appeared as: BUTYL

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair
METHYLPARABEN
Appeared as: METHYL

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

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

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

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) (SHEA BUTTER)

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL (APRICOT)

Robust
HONEY
Appeared as: MEL (HONEY)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Fair
DICHLOROPHENYL IMIDAZOLDIOXOLAN
Appeared as: ETHYL

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL (SUNFLOWER)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT (ROSEMARY)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN)

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL (CARROT)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Limited
LYRAL
Appeared as: HYDROXYISOHEXL 3 CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE

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

Fair

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

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHLYPROPRIONAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE
Appeared as: ALPHA METHYL IONONE

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

Limited

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau (Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Shea Butter), Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl 3 Ricinoleate, PEG 30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (Apricot), Mel (Honey), Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Magnesium Laureth Sulfate, Perfume (Fragrance), Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl, Isobutylparaben, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Tetrasodium EDTA, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh Oil), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Rosemary), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil (Carrot), Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Hydroxyisohexl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Coumarin, Butylphenyl Methlyproprional, Linalool, Alpha Methyl Ionone, Hexylcinnamal, Limonene

Directions from packaging:

Apply the cream around the edge of the nail and massage in. Gently push back the cuticles with a stick.

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