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Le Couvent des Minimes Foot Polishing Cream (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Le Couvent des Minimes Foot Polishing Cream (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 Le Couvent des Minimes Foot Polishing Cream (old formulation) is 5.

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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM/FRAGRANCE

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT)
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pumice, Polyethylene, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, PEG 100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Parfum/Fragrance, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Papaver Somniferum Seed, Tocopherol, Benzoic Acid, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Citral, Limonene

Directions from packaging:

Use: apply to dry feet once or twice a week. Rub on with circular movements, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. For a complete ritual, follow with Hiker's Foot Healer, for use each day.

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