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Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Body Wash (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Body Wash (2016 formulation) product label collected on November 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. EWG's rating for Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Body Wash (2016 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: November 2016

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (COCONUT OIL SOAP)

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

Limited

None
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE (PALM KERNEL)

Limited
GLYCOL STEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCOL STEARATE (PALM KERNEL)

None
STEARAMIDE AMP
Appeared as: STEARAMIDE AMP (PALM KERNEL)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Fair

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B-5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
SODIUM LAUROYL HYDROLYZED SILK
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROYL HYDROLYZED SILK (SILK PROTEINS)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
PAPAIN
Appeared as: PAPAIN (PAPAYA EXTRACT)

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

Limited

Limited
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT JUICE
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) MILK

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Cocamidopropyl betaine (coconut oil soap), sodium lauroyl lactylate (palm kernel), glycol stearate (palm kernel), stearamide AMP (palm kernel), deionized water, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, essential oil blend, panthenol (vitamin B-5), butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)*, sodium lauroyl hydrolyzed silk (silk proteins), guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, papain (papaya extract), lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower (and) lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) milk

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