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Icy Hot Naturals Pain Relief Cream (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Icy Hot Naturals Pain Relief 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 Icy Hot Naturals Pain Relief Cream (old formulation) is 3.

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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

None

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

Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL (GRAPEFRUIT)

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTEMIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL (TEA TREE)

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

None

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL (OLIVE)

Fair

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

None
SORBITAN OLIVATE
Appeared as: SORBITAN OLIVATE (SOURCE OLIVE OIL)

Limited

Limited

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Menthol 7.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Benzyl Alcohol, Capsaicin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Cetyl Palmitate, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil (Grapefruit), Di Peg 2 Soyamine IPDI, Disodium EDTA, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Jojoba Esters, Melaleuca Altemifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil (Tea Tree), Menta Viridis Leaf Oil (Spearmint), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Olive), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Olive), Polysorbate 60, Potassium Hydroxide, Propanediol, Sorbitan Olivate (Source Olive Oil), Sorbitan Palmitate, Steareth 21, Stearyl Alcohol, Water (283-109)

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