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Little Twig Baby Wash, Happy Tangerine (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Little Twig Baby Wash, Happy Tangerine (2016 formulation) product label collected on August 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 Little Twig Baby Wash, Happy Tangerine (2016 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: August 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

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

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

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE (NATURALLY DERIVED GUM)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

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

Limited

Fair

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PRO VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

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

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• 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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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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:

Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin*, Decyl Glucoside, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Naturally Derived Gum), Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Citric Acid*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Leaf Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate *Certified Organic

Directions from packaging:

Gentle enough for newborns. Apply a small amount into hand and gently massage onto hair and skin. Rinse and towel dry.

Warnings from packaging:

Discontinue use if rash, redness or itching occurs. Consult your physician if irritation persists. Use only as directed. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

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