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Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Day Cream, SPF 15

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Day Cream, SPF 15 product label collected on April 02, 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 Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Day Cream, SPF 15 is 4.

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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 (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

None

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Oxybenzone 5.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Methylpropanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Cyclohexasiloxane, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa)seed Butter, Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Edta, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Glycerin, Steareth-20, Chrysin, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin

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