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Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Handcreme

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Handcreme product label collected on December 07, 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 Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Handcreme is 4.

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Data last updated: December 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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Good

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77004
Appeared as: BENTONITE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
ANTHYLLIS VULNERARIA (KIDNEY VETCH) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANTHYLLIS VULNERARIA EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (CERA ALBA)

None

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDISA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL

Limited

None
KALANCHOE PINNATA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: KALANCHOE DAIGREMONTIANA EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Fair

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:

WATER, ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT, ANTHYLLIS VULNERARIA EXTRACT, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BEESWAX (CERA ALBA), PRUNUS SPINOSA FLOWER EXTRACT, ARACHIS HYPOGAEA (PEANUT) OIL, SIMMONDISA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL, BENTONITE, KALANCHOE DAIGREMONTIANA EXTRACT, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT, FRAGRANCE*, LIMONENE*, LINALOOL*, CITRONELLOL*, GERANIOL*, CITRAL*, FARNESOL*, BENZYL BENZOATE*, EUGENOL*, BENZYL SALICYLATE*, LACTOSE, LYSOLECITHIN, XANTHAN GUM.

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