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La Mer The Body Creme

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Mer The Body Creme product label collected on October 10, 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 La Mer The Body Creme is 6.

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

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

Good

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Fair

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

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

None

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DECLUSTERED WATER AQUAEAU DE-STRUCTUREE (-)

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL

Fair

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE

• Cancer (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair
YEAST EXTRACT
Appeared as: YEAST EXTRACTFAEXEXTRAIT DE LEVURE

Limited
BUPLEURUM FALCATUM (SICKLE-LEAF HARE'S EAR) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUPLEURUM FALCATUM ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

None
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL'S WORT) EXTRACT

None
PLANKTON EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHAEODACTYLUM TRICORNOTUM ( PLANKTON) EXTRACT

Limited
MELON FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS MELO (MELON) FRUIT EXTRACT

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MORUS NIGRA (BLACK MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORUS NIGRA (MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT

Fair
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HORDEUM VULGARE EXTRACTEXTRAIT D'ORGE (BARLEY)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None

Limited
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU (PALM) BUTTER
Appeared as: ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU BUTTER

None

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Limited

Limited

None

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

None

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Limited
LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA (KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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:

Declustered Water (-)AquaEau De-Structuree (-), Declustered Water (+)AquaEau De-Structuree (+), Butylene Glycol, Jojoba Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), C12-20 Acid Peg-8 Ester, Glycerin, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Petrolatum, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Sucrose, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Yeast ExtractFaexExtrait De Levure, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract, Phaeodactylum Tricornotum ( Plankton) Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'Orge, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Silybum Marianum (Lady'S Thistle) Extract, Acetyl Glucosamine, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Astrocaryum Murumuru Butter, Dimethicone, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Glyceryl Stearate, Acetyl Carnitine Hcl, Sodium Rna, Creatine, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Coenzyme A, Peg-100 Stearate, Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl, Peg-8, Sodium Hydroxide, Phospholipids, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Sorbitol, Simethicone, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Cholesterol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sulfate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Citral, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Citronellol, Disodium Edta, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

Smooth onto skin as desired. For increased microcirculation, massage onto body using circular motions.

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