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Product score: 06

Data Availability:

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Caldesene Protecting Powder (2016 formulation)

Caldesene Protecting Powder (2016 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Baby Powder

BRAND

Caldesene

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2016

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • HIGH
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 08
TALC
Appeared as: TALC - 81 % (SKIN PROTECTANT)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, skin protectant;slip modifier, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Cancer (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
ZINC OXIDE
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE - 15 % (SKIN PROTECTANT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, colorant, skin protectant, sunscreen agent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CALCIUM STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, colorant, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, anticaking, cosmetic colorant, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Talc - 81 % (Skin Protectant), Zinc Oxide - 15 % (Skin Protectant). Inactive Ingredients: Calcium Stearate, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

For diaper rash Change wet or soiled diapers promptly Cleanse the diaper area and allow to dry Apply powder liberally, as often as necessary, with each diaper change, especially at bedtime or anytime exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged Apply powder close to the body away from the child’s face Carefully shake the powder into the diaper or into the hand and apply to diaper area For minor skin irritations Smooth on powder to protect irritated and chafed skin.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use On broken skin When using this product Avoid contact with eyes and face Keep powder away from child’s face to avoid inhalation, which can cause breathing problems Stop use and ask a doctor if condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away..

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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