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Lush Hand Lotion, Handy Gurugu

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Lush Hand Lotion, Handy Gurugu 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 Hand Lotion, Handy Gurugu is 6.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ROSE ABSOLUTE (ROSA DAMASCENA)

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

Limited
EVERNIA PRUNASTRI (RING LICHEN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: OAKMOSS EXTRACT (EVERNIA PRUNASTRI)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) JUICE
Appeared as: FRESH LEMON JUICE (CITRUS LIMONUM)

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

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) OIL
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE BLUE OIL (MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Fair
ARACHIS HYPOGAEA (PEANUT) OIL
Appeared as: PEANUT BUTTER (ARACHIS HYPOGAEA)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

None
ROSE FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: ROSE WATER (ROSA DAMASCENA)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: COLD PRESSED ALMOND OIL (PRUNUS DULCIS)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA)
Appeared as: VANILLA ABSOLUTE (VANILLA PLANIFOLIA)

Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
Appeared as: COLD PRESSED EVENING PRIMROSE OIL (OENOTHERA BIENNIS)

Limited
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PUMPKIN SEED BUTTER (CUCURBITA PEPO)

Limited
ANACARDIUM OCCIDENTALE (CASHEW) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASHEW BUTTER (ANACARDIUM OCCIDENTALE)

None
STYRAX BENZOIN, EXT.
Appeared as: TINCTURE OF BENZOIN (STYRAX BENZOIN)

Limited

Fair

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:

Rose Water (Rosa Damascena), Fair Trade Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Cold Pressed Organic Almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis), Triethanolamine, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus Limonum), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia), Rose Absolute (Rosa Damascena), Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricaria Chamomilla), Cold Pressed Organic Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis), Organic Peanut Butter (Arachis hypogaea), Organic Pumpkin Seed Butter (Cucurbita Pepo), Organic Cashew Butter (Anacardium Occidentale), Organic Almond Butter (Prunus dulcis), Tincture of Benzoin (Styrax Benzoin), Cetearyl Alcohol, Oakmoss Extract (Evernia Prunastri), Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxycitronellal, Fragrance, Chlorophyllin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Directions from packaging:

Massage a small dab into your hands.

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