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Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Body Cream, Lavender (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Body Cream, Lavender (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 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 Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Body Cream, Lavender (2016 formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCEROL STEARATE

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS DULCIS OIL (SWEET ALMOND)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

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

Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA X INTERMEDIA OIL (LAVANDIN)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
LAVANDULA LATIFOLIA (SPIKE LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA LATIFOLIA OIL (SPIKE LAVENDER)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS EXTRACT (LEMONGRASS)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT (ROSEMARY)

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT (GINGER)

Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT (BALM MINT)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL BETAGLUCAN
Appeared as: SODIUM CARBOXYMENTHYL BETAGLUCAN

None

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Glycerol Stearate, Prunus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond), Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerine, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender), Lavandula X Intermedia Oil (Lavandin), Lavandula Latifolia Oil (Spike Lavender), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Shea), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract (Aloe), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract (Lemongrass), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Rosemary), Zingiber Officinale Root Extract (Ginger), Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract (Balm Mint), Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Sodium Carboxymenthyl Betaglucan, Lauramidoyl Inulin, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Tromethamine, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally to the body, especially dry, rough areas.

Warnings from packaging:

Use only as directed. Keep out of reach of children. Excessive use or prolonged exposure may cause irritation to skin. Discontinue use if rash, redness or itching occurs. Consult a health care practitioner if irritation persists or before use if pregnant, suffering from any medical condition or taking medication. This product contains 100% pure essential oils and no synthetic color stabilizers. As a result, slight variations in color may occur.

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