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AmLactin Moisturizing Lotion 12%, Fragrance Free (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the AmLactin Moisturizing Lotion 12%, Fragrance Free (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 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 AmLactin Moisturizing Lotion 12%, Fragrance Free (2016 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • 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

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

Good
LACTIC ACID
Appeared as: LACTIC ACID (NEUTRALIZED W/ AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

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)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
PEG-40 STEARATE
Appeared as: POLYOXYL 40 STEARATE

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: LIGHT MINERAL OIL

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Lactic Acid (Neutralized w/ Ammonium Hydroxide), Light Mineral Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Laureth 4, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylcellulose

Directions from packaging:

For Best Results: Apply twice daily. Store at 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, lips and mucous membranes or broken skin. Mild irritation, stinging or rash may occur on sensitive or broken skin when used on the face. If irritation or rash continues, discontinue use and consult a physician. Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to sunburn. Be sun smart: use sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.

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