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Nature's Gate Liquid Soap, Acai Velvet Moisture (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nature's Gate Liquid Soap, Acai Velvet Moisture (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 Nature's Gate Liquid Soap, Acai Velvet Moisture (2014 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: November 2014

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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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: FRAGRANCE (NATURAL FRAGRANCE)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
CITRIC ACID
Appeared as: CITRIC ACID (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE (COCONUT DERIVED)

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

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE (COCONUT DERIVED)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE
Appeared as: DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE (COCONUT DERIVED)

Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: LAURYL GLUCOSIDE (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None
MYRCIARIA DUBIA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MYRCIARIA DUBIA FRUIT EXTRACT (CAMU CAMU)

Limited
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (CUPAUCU) SEED BUTTER

Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE (PLANT DERIVED)

None
GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (Coconut Derived), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Coconut Derived), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate (Coconut Derived), Lauryl Glucoside (Vegetable Derived), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Polysorbate 20, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai Fruit) Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai Fruit) Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (Vegetable Derived), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract (Camu Camu), Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupaucu) Seed Butter, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Plant Derived), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Glyceryl Undecylenate (Vegetable Derived), Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid (Vegetable Derived), Fragrance (Natural Fragrance)

Directions from packaging:

Pump soap into hands and add water. Lather and rinse. Follow with Nature's Gate Acai moisturizing lotion.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes.

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