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Ethique Butter Block, Coconut & Lime

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ethique Butter Block, Coconut & Lime 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 Butter Block, Coconut & Lime is 4.

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

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

Limited

Limited

Limited
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Appeared as: TAPIOCA STARCH POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Occupational hazards (high)

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 (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Caprylic/capric triglyceride, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, Orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil, stearyl alcohol, Tapioca starch polymethylsilsesquioxane, lecithin, sodium lactate, undecane and tridecane, natural fragrance, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, citral, limonene, linalool

Directions from packaging:

Best used on damp skin when straight out of a shower or bath. Simply swipe the bar down the area to be moisturised (use less than you think you need) and rub in. Enjoy! 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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