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H2O Plus Spa Unscented Hand & Nail Cream (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the H2O Plus Spa Unscented Hand & Nail 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 H2O Plus Spa Unscented Hand & Nail 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Robust

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
Appeared as: OCTYL PALMITATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

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

Limited

Limited

None

Limited
CRITHMUM MARITIMUM (SEA FENNEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT

Limited
ULVA LACTUCA (SEA LETTUCE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ULVA LACTUCA EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
PORPHYRA UMBILICALIS (RED ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PORPHYRA UMBILICALIS EXTRACT

Limited
SPIRULINA MAXIMA (ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SPIRULINA MAXIMA EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Octyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG 100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Silk, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Ulva Lactuca Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract

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