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Lush Massage Bar, Big Banana

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Lush Massage Bar, Big Banana product label collected on January 28, 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 Lush Massage Bar, Big Banana 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • 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)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) BUD
Appeared as: CLOVE BUD OIL (EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS)

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

Limited
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: YLANG YLANG OIL (CANANGA ODORATA)

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

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

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Appeared as: FAIR TRADE SHEA BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL (COCOS NUCIFERA)

Limited
MUSA PARADISICA (BANANA) FRUIT JUICE
Appeared as: FRESH FAIR TRADE BANANAS (MUSA PARADISIACA)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS (BITTER ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: ALMOND ESSENTIAL OIL (PRUNUS AMYGDALUS AMARA)

Fair
CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE)
Appeared as: BRAZILIAN ORANGE OIL (CITRUS SINENSIS)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (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

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.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Fair Trade Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Fragrance, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Fresh Organic Fair Trade Bananas (Musa Paradisiaca), Ylang Ylang Oil (Cananga Odorata), Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia Caryophyllus), Almond Essential Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Amara), Brazilian Orange Oil (Citrus Sinensis), *Benzyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Citral, *Eugenol, *Farnesol, *Geraniol, *Isoeugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Melt the bar directly onto dry skin and massage the oils and butters in.

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