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ShiKai Borage Hand Cream, Unscented (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the ShiKai Borage Hand Cream, Unscented (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 ShiKai Borage Hand Cream, Unscented (2014 formulation) is 3.

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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
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)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: VITAMIN E ACETATE (TOCOPHEROL ACETATE)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE (ALOE BARBADENSIS)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: SAFFLOWER (CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS) SEED OIL (CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE (VEGETABLE EMULSIFIER)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA SEED OIL (SIMMOMDSIA CHINENSIS)

Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BORAGE (BORAGO OFFICINALIS) SEED OIL (BORAGO OFFICINALIS)

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETEARYL ALCOHOL (VEGETABLE WAX)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C) (VITAMIN C)

Limited
L-ERGOTHIONEINE
Appeared as: L ERGOTHIONEINE (AMINO ACID)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (aloe barbadensis), Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil (carthamus tinctorius), Glyceryl Stearate (vegetable emulsifier), Glycerine, Jojoba Seed Oil (simmomdsia chinensis), Borage (Borago Officinalis) Seed Oil (borago officinalis), Cetearyl Alcohol (vegetable wax), Vitamin E Acetate (tocopherol acetate), Dimethicone, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) (butryospermum parkii fruit), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) (Vitamin C), L Ergothioneine (amino acid), Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben

Directions from packaging:

Apply several times to relieve dryness. Use as needed to maintain healthy skin.

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