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Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Cleansing Oil Face (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Cleansing Oil Face (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Cleansing Oil Face (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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA SEED EXTRACT

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

None

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

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA BRAN OIL (RICE)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL (SOYBEAN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL (SWEET ALMOND)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Fair

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL (SESAME)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (JOJOBA)

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Laureth-7 Citrate, Laureth-4, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Sweet Almond), Sorbitan Oleate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil (Sesame), Oryza Sativa Bran Oil (Rice), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Rosa Canina Seed Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional

Directions from packaging:

Apply morning and night to dry skin using damp hands. Massage gently into skin and emulsify with water. Close eyes to remove eye (area) makeup. Rinse clean with no residue. Once opened use within 24 months.

Warnings from packaging:

Due to high concentrate of natural ingredients, product color and consistency may vary. For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water.

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