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Desert Essence Organics Hand & Body Lotion, Coconut

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Desert Essence Organics Hand & Body Lotion, Coconut 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 Desert Essence Organics Hand & Body Lotion, Coconut is 4.

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Data last updated: July 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Good

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

Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM SORBATE (FRUIT DERIVED)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT*

Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA FLOWER EXTRACT * (PASSION FRUIT)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL* (SUNFLOWER)

Limited

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

Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE SE (PLANT DERIVED)

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

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX* (CARNAUBA)

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE (MINERAL)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT*, PASSIFLORA INCARNATA FLOWER EXTRACT (PASSION FRUIT)*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, GLYCERIN, STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE DERIVED), GLYCERYL STEARATE SE (PLANT DERIVED), COCOA NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL*, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE (MINERAL), XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM SORBATE (FRUIT DERIVED), DEHYDROACETIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, COUMARIN, LIMONENE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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