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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Ethique Bombshell Gradual Tanning Bar (2019 formulation)

Ethique Bombshell Gradual Tanning Bar  (2019 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Sunless Tanning

BRAND

Ethique

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) ESSENTIAL OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, cleansing, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LACTATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, exfoliant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, buffering, humectant, keratolytic
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 02
MICA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, emollient, masking, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYL MACADAMIATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
JOJOBA ESTERS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, moisturising, skin conditioning, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
DIHYDROXYACETONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, reducing, skin conditioning, tanning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - foambooster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, refatting, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Appeared as: TAPIOCA STARCH POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) opacifying agent, opacifying
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) proprietary
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Ingredient score: 01
ERYTHRULOSE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, tanning
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGLYCERYL 4 OLEATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
UNDECANE
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIDECANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM SULFATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, bulking, hair conditioning, viscosity controlling
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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.

Product's animal testing policies

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