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Avalon Organics Refreshing Lemon Glycerin Hand Soap

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Avalon Organics Refreshing Lemon Glycerin Hand Soap product label collected on July 27, 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 Avalon Organics Refreshing Lemon Glycerin Hand Soap is 4.

Data last updated: July 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • 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
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL (1)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (1)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT (1)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT (MATRICARIA)

None

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON PEEL EXTRACT (LEMON)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAVENDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT (LAVENDER)

None
BENZOIN EXTRACT
Appeared as: STYRAX BENZOIN RESIN EXTRACT

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Robust

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.

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:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Aqua (Water), Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Chenopodium Quinoa Seed(1), Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract(1), Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract(1), Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Citric Acid, Inulin(1), Sodium Chloride, Alcohol(1), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citral, Limonene, (1)Certified Organic Ingredient, Product is preserved with Sodium Benzoate

Directions from packaging:

TO USE: Working into a rich, moisturizing lather and rinsing will provide hands with a complete clean

Warnings from packaging:

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

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