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Le Couvent des Minimes Nourishing Hand Cream, Honey & Shea (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Le Couvent des Minimes Nourishing Hand Cream, Honey & Shea (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 Le Couvent des Minimes Nourishing Hand Cream, Honey & Shea (2014 formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: November 2014

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 MODERATE

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
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM/FRAGRANCE

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

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

Fair

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

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Robust
HONEY
Appeared as: MEL/HONEY EXTRACT

Limited
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED EXTRACT

None

Fair

Limited

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Occupational hazards (high)

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)

Fair

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Mel/Honey Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Polyacrylamide, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Propylene Glycol, Ethanol, Ceteareth 33, PEG 100 Stearate, Laureth 7, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin

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