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Mustela Body Firming Gel (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Mustela Body Firming Gel (2017 formulation) product label collected on March 06, 2017 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 Mustela Body Firming Gel (2017 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: March 2017

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)

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

Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035)
Appeared as: CI 16035 (RED 40)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
SOPHORA JAPONICA (JAPANESE PAGODA TREE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SOPHORA JAPONICA FRUIT EXTRACT

None

Fair

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

Fair

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

Limited
LUPINUS ALBUS (WHITE LUPIN) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: LUPINUS ALBUS SEED EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA/WATER/EAU, PEG-6, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DEXTRIN, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, DIMETHICONE/PHENYL VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), XANTHAN GUM, PPG-26-BUTETH-26, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, GLUCOSE, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, SOPHORA JAPONICA FRUIT EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED AVOCADO PROTEIN, MALTODEXTRIN, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, SORBITOL, CITRIC ACID, CARAMEL, LUPINUS ALBUS SEED EXTRACT, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, CI 16035 (RED 40), TOCOPHEROL

Directions from packaging:

Massage in every morning and evening using a palpate and roll technique. Continue for at least one month on the stomach, hips and thighs. This firming gel has a light, water based texture and can be massaged in easily, leaving the skin feeling soft and refreshed.

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