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Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil (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 Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil (old formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: July 2013

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • 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
Fair

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

Limited

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

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

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL (SESAME)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER (COCOA)

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA SEED EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Canola Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Rosa Canina Seed Extract, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Gently massage into affected area 3 times daily or as often as desired.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear. If irritation or rash persists, consult a doctor. Keep out of reach of children. Sun Alert: Regular use of sunscreens over the years may reduce the chance of skin damage, some types of skin cancer and other harmful effects due to the sun.

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