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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Ultra Sheer Lotion

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Ultra Sheer Lotion product label collected on December 06, 2018 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 Alba Botanica Hawaiian Ultra Sheer Lotion is 3.

Data last updated: December 2018

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMILLA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (1)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA STARCH (RICE)

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

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

None

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA WATER (COCONUT)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CARICA PAPAYA FRUIT EXTRACT (PAPAYA)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited
HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM (BUTTERFLY GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: HEDYCHIUM CORONARIAUM ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

Fair

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

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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 (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Ethyl Macadamiate, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Xanthan Gum, Camilla Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract(1), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Hedychium Coronariaum Root Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Biosaccharide gum-1, C10-18 Triglycerides, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Geranyl Acetate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Jojoba Esters, Malic Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Levulinate, Stearyl Alcohol, Triethyl Citrate, Vanillin, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene (1)Certified Organic Ingredient

Directions from packaging:

Apply daily to face and neck after cleansing and toning. Wears well under makeup.

Warnings from packaging:

caution: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

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