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The Body Shop Body Butter Duo, Macadamia Nut (2013 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the The Body Shop Body Butter Duo, Macadamia Nut (2013 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 The Body Shop Body Butter Duo, Macadamia Nut (2013 formulation) is 6.

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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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (FRAGRANCE)

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985)
Appeared as: YELLOW 6 (COLOUR)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
6-METHYL COUMARIN
Appeared as: COUMARIN (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (COLOUR)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: BENZYL ALCOHOL (PRESERVATIVE)

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

Good
LIMONENE
Appeared as: LIMONENE (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

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

Fair
BENZYL BENZOATE
Appeared as: BENZYL BENZOATE (SOLVENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL
Appeared as: PHENOXYETHANOL (PRESERVATIVE)

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

Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM HYDROXIDE (PH ADJUSTER)

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

Fair
CITRONELLOL
Appeared as: GERANIOL (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CITRONELLOL
Appeared as: CITRONELLOL (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CITRONELLOL
Appeared as: CITRAL (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ISOEUGENOL
Appeared as: ISOEUGENOL (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
FARNESOL
Appeared as: FARNESOL (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ANISE ALCOHOL
Appeared as: ANISYL ALCOHOL (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
PEG-1 STEARATE
Appeared as: PEG-1 STEARATE (SURFACTANT)

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

Limited
HEXYL CINNAMAL
Appeared as: HEXYL CINNAMAL (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair
LINALOOL
Appeared as: LINALOOL (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (HUMECTANT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
CITRIC ACID
Appeared as: CITRIC ACID (PH ADJUSTER)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (SOLVENT/DILUENT)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER (SKIN-CONDITIONING AGENT/EMOLLIENT))

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER (EMOLLIENT)

Limited
ISODODECANE
Appeared as: ISODODECANE (SOLVENT)

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

None
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE
Appeared as: NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE (SKIN CONDITIONING AGENT - EMOLLIENT)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE (EMULSIFIER)

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETEARYL ALCOHOL (EMULSIFIER)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (EMULSIFIER/EMOLLIENT)

None
BEHENOXY DIMETHICONE
Appeared as: DIMETHICONE (SKIN CONDITIONING AGENT)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL (EMOLLIENT/SKIN CONDITIONER)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL (EMOLLIENT)

Limited
BERTHOLLETIA EXCELSA (BRAZILNUT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BERTHOLLETIA EXCELSA SEED OIL (EMOLLIENT)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND)
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL (SKIN-CONDITIONING AGENT)

None
DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE/ HEXASTEARATE/ HEXARO SINATE
Appeared as: DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE/HEXASTEARATE/HEXAROSINATE (SKIN CONDITIONING AGENT)

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL (SKIN-CONDITIONING AGENT - OCCLUSIVE)

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHAN GUM (VISCOSITY MODIFIER)

Fair
PHENETHYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: PHENETHYL ALCOHOL (FRAGRANCE INGREDIENT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Appeared as: CAPRYLYL GLYCOL (SKIN CONDITIONING AGENT)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (ANTIOXIDANT)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
DISODIUM EDTA
Appeared as: DISODIUM EDTA (CHELATING AGENT)

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL (COLOUR)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Solvent/Diluent), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient)), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Isododecane (Solvent), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (Skin Conditioning Agent - Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), PEG-1 Stearate (Surfactant), Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Fragrance (Fragrance), Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Phenethyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Amyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Isoeugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Farnesol (Fragrance Ingredient), Anisyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), May Contain (+/-):, Caramel (Colour), Yellow 6 (Colour), Yellow 5 (Colour)

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