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Babo Botanicals Calming Moisturizing Lotion, Lavender Meadowsweet (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Babo Botanicals Calming Moisturizing Lotion, Lavender Meadowsweet (2014 formulation) product label collected on January 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 Babo Botanicals Calming Moisturizing Lotion, Lavender Meadowsweet (2014 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: January 2016

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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) WATER
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (ROMAN CHAMOMILE) FLOWER WATER

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) ESSENTIAL OIL (BLEND)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (ROMAN CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA (BULGARIAN ROSE) FLOWER DISTILLATE

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None
SORBITAN OLIVATE
Appeared as: SORBITAN OLIVATE (SOURCE OLIVE OIL)

Limited
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN (CHONDRUS CRISPUS) EXTRACT

None
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: MEADOWSWEET (SPIRAEA ULMARIA) EXTRACT

Limited

None
PUERARIA LOBATA (KUDZU) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUERARIA LOBATA (KUDZU) SYMBIOZOME ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL, D-ALPHA-
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (D-ALPHA) (VITAMIN E)

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Water, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Flower Distillate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Organic), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Glycerine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Sodium Levulinate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate (Source Olive Oil), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil (Blend), Carrageenan (Chondrus Crispus) Extract, Meadowsweet (Spiraea Ulmaria) Extract (Organic), Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract (Organic), Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract (Organic), Pueraria Lobata (Kudzu) Symbiozome Root Extract (Organic), Beeswax (Apis Mellifera) (Natural), Tocopherol (D-alpha) (Vitamin E), Potassium Sorbate

Directions from packaging:

Gentle massage lotion after bath or anytime to calm baby and nourish baby-soft skin. Ideal for soothing adult skin too.

Warnings from packaging:

Although product smells yummy, for external use only. Discontinue use if irritation or redness occurs. Keep out of reach of children.

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