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ShiKai Borage Dry Skin Therapy Foot Cream, Fragrance Free (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the ShiKai Borage Dry Skin Therapy Foot Cream, Fragrance Free (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 Dry Skin Therapy Foot Cream, Fragrance Free (2014 formulation) is 2.

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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • 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

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

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) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) GEL (CERTIFIED)

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

Robust

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

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

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

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

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

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

• 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)

Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXL GLYCERIN

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (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:

Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Gel (Certified Organic), Water (Purified), Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate (Vegetable Emulsifier), Glycerine, Jojoba Seed Oil, Borage (Borago Officinalis) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (Vegetable Wax), Vitamin E Acetate (Tocopherol Acetate), Dimethicone, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) (Vitamin C), Phenoxyethanol, L Ergothioneine (Amino Acid), Ethylhexl Glycerin

Directions from packaging:

Appy liberally to feet and massage gently. Use as often as needed.

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