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completely Bare Hypo-Allergenic Wax Strips For Face, Bikini, & Body (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the completely Bare Hypo-Allergenic Wax Strips For Face, Bikini, & Body (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 completely Bare Hypo-Allergenic Wax Strips For Face, Bikini, & Body (old formulation) is 5.

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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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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: ESSENTIAL OIL AND NATURAL FRAGRANCE (PARFUMS)

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

Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (PLANT DERIVED)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM SORBATE (PLANT DERIVED PRESERVATIVE)

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

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

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

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT (GREEN TEA)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM CHLORIDE (NATURAL SALT)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE (CERTIFIED ALOE VERA)

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

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

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

Limited
LYCIUM BARBARUM (MATRIMONY VINE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LYCIUM BARBARUM (GOJI) FRUIT EXTRACT (GOJI BERRY)

Limited
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) EXTRACT
Appeared as: COMMIPHORA MYRRHA EXTRACT (MYRRH)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PRO VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

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:

Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Plant Derived), Sodium Coco Sulfate, Dead Sea Salt, Glycol Distearate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Chloride (Natural Salt), Potassium Sorbate (Plant Derived Preservative), Essential Oil and Natural Fragrance (Parfums), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (Certified Organic Aloe Vera), Citric Acid (Naturally Derived), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract (Ginger Root), Punica Granatum Extract (Pomegranate), Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract (Goji Berry), Commiphora Myrrha Extract (Myrrh), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Lactic Acid

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