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Glysomed Foot Balm (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Glysomed Foot Balm (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 Glysomed Foot Balm (old formulation) is 2.

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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Robust

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL (OLIVE)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Fair

Limited

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

None

Limited

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (COMFREY ROOT)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF OIL (PEPPERMINT)

Limited

Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA) (APIS MELLIFERA)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None
PVM/ MA DECADIENE CROSSPOLYMER
Appeared as: PVM/MA DECADENE CROSSPOLYMER

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Olive), Glyceryl Stearate, Phenyltrimethicone, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG 100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit (Shea Butter), Menthyl Lactate, Dimethicone, Myristyl Myristate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Menthol, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Sodium PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil (Peppermint), Behenyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera) (Apis Mellifera), Arachidyl Glucoside, PVM/MA Decadene Crosspolymer

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