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CVS Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CVS Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar (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 CVS Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar (old formulation) is 1.

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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 LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

None

Limited

None

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Robust

Fair

Limited
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT ACID AND/OR LAURIC ACID

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ETHYLENE/ VINYL ACETATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: ETHYLENE/VA COPOLYMER

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

Limited
ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) WOOD OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
PENTASODIUM DTPA
Appeared as: PENTASODIUM PENTETATE

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Sodium Tallowate and/or Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate and/or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate and/or Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Coconut Acid and/or Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Ethylene/VA Copolymer or PEG-12 or PEG-8, Titanium Dioxide, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Pentasodium Pentetate.

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