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Ethique Bombshell Gradual Tanning Bar

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ethique Bombshell Gradual Tanning Bar product label collected on January 24, 2019 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 Ethique Bombshell Gradual Tanning Bar is 3.

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Data last updated: January 2019

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
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
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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

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) BUTTER

None

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Limited
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Appeared as: TAPIOCA STARCH POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
MAGNESIUM SULFATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALT)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (aqua), Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, ethyl macadamiate, jojoba esters, cetyl alcohol, dihydroxyacetone, stearyl alcohol, tapioca starch polymethylsilsesquioxane, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed wax, erythrulose, polyglyceryl-4-oleate, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, sodium lactate, lecithin, undecane, tridecane, Citrus aurantifolia (lime) essential oil, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, magnesium sulfate (epsom salt), mica, iron oxides, citral, limonene, linalool

Directions from packaging:

To use, ensure skin is freshly exfoliated (within 24 hours). Best results when just out of the shower so skin is still warm but dry. Slide bar several times down each leg (or area to be tanned). Use less than you think you need. Massage in well and wash hands after application. Leave on. Colour will develop from 2-4 hours and final result will be present within 24 hours. You can shower two hours after application if necessary. One application will give even the palest of skins a gentle glow, whilst a second application is perfect for a more robust colour. This product may soften or melt in transit over the summer months. If so, please pop in the fridge for 3-4 hours upon arrival for it to harden up.

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