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Lush Hand Cream, Helping Hands

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Lush Hand Cream, Helping Hands 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 Cream, Helping Hands is 5.

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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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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)

Fair

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

Good

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Robust

None
LINUM USITATISSIMUM FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LINSEED MUCILAGE (LINUM USITATISSIMUM)

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

Fair

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVENDER OIL (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
TAGETES MINUTA (MUSTER JOHN HENRY) OIL
Appeared as: TAGETES OIL (TAGETES MINUTA)

Limited
ALKANNA TINCTORIA (ALKANET) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALKANNA TINCTORIA

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:

Chamomile Water (Matricaria Chamomilla), Linseed Mucilage (Linum Usitatissimum), Almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Fragrance, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Triethanolamine, Honey, Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia), Tagetes Oil (Tagetes Minuta), Alkanet Extracted in Castor Oil (Alkanna Tinctoria, Ricinus Communis), Limonene, Linalool, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

Directions from packaging:

Take a small dollop of hand cream and massage into your dry hands and arms. With LUSH products a little goes a long way, so start with a little and use more if desired.

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