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Dr. Collins Natural Toothpaste, Vanilla Mint with Goji Berry (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Collins Natural Toothpaste, Vanilla Mint with Goji Berry (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 Dr. Collins Natural Toothpaste, Vanilla Mint with Goji Berry (2016 formulation) is 2.

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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: VITAMIN E ACETATE

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA (HYDRATED)

Fair

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None

None
LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LYCIUM CHINENSE (GOJI) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: POMEGRANATE (PUNICA GRANATUM) EXTRACT

Limited

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

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: COENZYME Q10

Limited
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: STEVIA (STEVIA REBAUDIANA) EXTRACT (LEAF & STEM)

Fair

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

None

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:

Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Water (Purified), Xylitol, Glycerin, Silica (Hydrated), Cellulose Gum, Zinc Citrate Trihydrate, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Lycium Chinense (Goji) Fruit Extract, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E Acetate, Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana) Extract (Leaf & Stem), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide

Directions from packaging:

Adults and children 2 years of age and older brush teeth thoroughly, preferably after each meal but at least twice a day, or as directed by a dentist or doctor. Instruct children under 6 years of age in good brushing habits (to minimize swallowing). Use a pea-sized amount. Children under 2 years of age: consult a dentist or doctor.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age.

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