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NOW Solutions Cocoa Butter Lotion

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the NOW Solutions Cocoa Butter Lotion product label collected on July 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 NOW Solutions Cocoa Butter Lotion is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, and TRICLOSAN)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
LECITHIN
Appeared as: LECITHIN (SOY)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
HINOKITIOL
Appeared as: NATURAL HINOKITIOL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

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

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

None
BRASSICA ABYSSINICA (ABYSSINIAN) OIL
Appeared as: BRASSICA ABYSSINICA (ABYSSINIAN) SEED OIL

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETEARYL ALCOHOL/CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE

Fair
STEARIC ACID
Appeared as: STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE SOURCE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited
SEDUM ROSEA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RHODIOLA ROSEA ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

None
THEOBROMA CACAO SEED POWDER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO SEED POWDER* (COCOA)

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: NATURAL FRENCH VANILLA FRAGRANCE

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, BRASSICA ABYSSINICA (ABYSSINIAN) SEED OIL, GLYCERIN, GLUCOSE & LACTOPEROXIDASE & GLUCOSE OXIDASE (NATURAL PRESERVATIVE), CETEARYL ALCOHOL/CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE SOURCE), POLYGLYCERYL-10 LAURATE, LECITHIN (SOY), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E) (SOY), RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A), PANTHENOL, ALLANTOIN, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT, RHODIOLA ROSEA ROOT EXTRACT, NATURAL HINOKITIOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED POWDER*, NATURAL FRENCH VANILLA FRAGRANCE.

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