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Be Green Bath & Body Shea Butter Hand Cream (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Be Green Bath & Body Shea Butter Hand Cream (2016 formulation) product label collected on September 26, 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 Be Green Bath & Body Shea Butter Hand Cream (2016 formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: September 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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DISTILLED WATER

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

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

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

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) BUTTER

Fair

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCHOPHEROL

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Distilled water, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cera Alba (beeswax), Tochopherol, cetyl alcohol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, potassium sorbate, Lactobacillus. *organic ingredient

Directions from packaging:

Use as needed to moisturize hands.

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