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Lush Soap, Respect Your Elders

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Lush Soap, Respect Your Elders product label collected on January 31, 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 Soap, Respect Your Elders 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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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

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

Limited

• 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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited
ACID RED 33
Appeared as: RED 33

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: BERGAMOT OIL (CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RAPESEED OIL (BRASSICA NAPUS)

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

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER
Appeared as: ELDERFLOWER INFUSION (SAMBUCUS NIGRA)

Fair

Limited

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER)
Appeared as: ELDERBERRIES (SAMBUCUS NIGRA)

Robust

None
BAROSMA BETULINA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUCHU OIL (BAROSMA BETULINA)

None
CALLITRIS INTRATROPICA (BLUE CYPRESS) OIL
Appeared as: CYPRESS OIL (CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS)

None
BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: OLIBANUM OIL (BOSWELLIA CARTERII)

Fair

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

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

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:

Rapeseed Oil (Brassica Napus), Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Glycerine, Elderflower Infusion (Sambucus Nigra), Sorbitol, Fragrance, Sodium Stearate, Elderberries (Sambucus Nigra), Sodium Chloride, Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium Bergamia), Buchu Oil (Barosma Betulina), Cypress Oil (Cupressus Sempervirens), Olibanum Oil (Boswellia carterii), EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Red 33, Blue 1

Directions from packaging:

Lather up then rinse clean!

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