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Merlot Hand Cream Plus Sanitizer (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Merlot Hand Cream Plus Sanitizer (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 Merlot Hand Cream Plus Sanitizer (2016 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (CHLOROFORM and DIOXINS)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

None

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

Limited
ACID RED 33
Appeared as: RED 33 (CI 17200)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN)

Fair

Limited

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT (MATRICARIA)

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT (COMFREY)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT (GRAPE)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH (CORN)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED
Appeared as: GRAPE SEED MASK

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Purified Water, Glycerin, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, PPG 2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Ceteareth 20, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Matricaria), Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract (Comfrey), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Cetyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch (Corn), Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Grape Seed mask, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Zinc Oxide, Triclosan, Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200)

Directions from packaging:

Apply to hands and forearms as needed. Use twice daily for best results.

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