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Nature's Gate Herbal Moisturizing Lotion, Dry Skin (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nature's Gate Herbal Moisturizing Lotion, Dry Skin (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 Herbal Moisturizing Lotion, Dry Skin (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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

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

Limited

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

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETEARYL ALCOHOL (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

Fair

Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE SE (VEGETABLE DERIVED)

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL

Limited
SORBITAN STEARATE
Appeared as: SORBITAN STEARATE (CORN DERIVED)

Fair

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

None
VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACT
Appeared as: VIOLA TRICOLOR (PANSY) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Vegetable Derived), Cetearyl Alcohol (vegetable derived), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside (vegetable derived), Glyceryl Stearate SE (Vegetable Derived), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Stearate (Corn derived), Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Viola Tricolor (Pansy) Extract, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract, Panthenol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Cetyl Alcohol, Maltodextrin, Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Undecylenate (Vegetable Derived), Citric Acid (Vegetable Derived), Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally to body. Smooth into skin. Reapply to dry, rough, chapped areas. For best results, use daily.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes.

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