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Deep Steep Hand Cream (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Deep Steep Hand Cream (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 Deep Steep Hand Cream (2016 formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: July 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • 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: AROMA (AND WILDCRAFTED AROMA BLEND)

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

None
COCONUT FATTY ACID BASE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC ACID (COCONUT FATTY ACID)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGAN)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SUCROSE (SUGAR) EXTRACT

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT

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

None
VEGETABLE GLYCERYL STEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE (VEGAN)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E) NATURAL

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

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

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:

Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sucrose (Sugar) Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate (Vegan), Glycerin (Vegan), Caprylic Acid (Coconut Fatty Acid), Aroma (Organic and Wildcrafted Aroma Blend), Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Natural, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Potassium Sorbate.

Directions from packaging:

Work a small amount into hands for restored softness.

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