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H2O Plus Spa Sea Marine Body Scrub (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the H2O Plus Spa Sea Marine Body Scrub (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 Sea Marine Body Scrub (old 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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • 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 (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
HYDROXYCITRONELLAL
Appeared as: HYDROXYCITRONELLOL

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair
ACID YELLOW 3
Appeared as: YELLOW 10 (CI 47005)

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
MIDORI201
Appeared as: GREEN 5 (CI 61570)

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Robust

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

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

Limited
HIMANTHALIA ELONGATA (BROWN ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIMANTHALIA ELONGATA EXTRACT

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

None

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

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Polyethylene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocamide MEA, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Pumice, Triethanolamine, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Acrylates Copolymer, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citral, Limonene, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Yellow 10 (CI 47005), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Red 40 (CI 16035), Green 5 (CI 61570), Zostera Marina Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Himanthalia Elongata Extract, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Ulva Lactuca Extract.

Directions from packaging:

Apply small amount to a natural sea sponge or loofah. Massage over body in shower or bath in a circular motion. Rinse well.

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