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Babytime! by Episencial Nurturing Balm

EWG scientists reviewed the Babytime! by Episencial Nurturing Balm product label collected on November 11, 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. Babytime! by Episencial Nurturing Balm is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: November 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEES WAX)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3

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

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

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.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%; Inactive Ingredients: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (Organic), Cera Alba (Bees Wax) (Organic), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (Organic), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Organic), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Organic), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Ceramide 3, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract

Directions from packaging:

Cgabge wet or soiled diapers promptly. Cleap diaper area. Allow to dry. Apply cream liberally and as often as necessary with each diaper change, especially at bedtime or any time exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Stop use and ask a doctor if condition worsens or lasts more than 7 days. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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