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Beautycounter Hand Cream, Citrus Mimosa

EWG scientists reviewed the Beautycounter Hand Cream, Citrus Mimosa product label collected on January 01, 2016 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. Beautycounter Hand Cream, Citrus Mimosa is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: January 2016

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

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

Limited

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETYL ALCOHL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

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

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.

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Cetyl Alcohl, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus Limon (Lemon) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora (Mimosa) Bark Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower/Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin *ORGANIC

Directions from packaging:

Massage into hands and cuticles as needed.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

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