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Equate Pure Castile Soap

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Equate Pure Castile Soap product label collected on April 02, 2018 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 Equate Pure Castile Soap is 2.

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Data last updated: April 2018

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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
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
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

SODIUM COCOATE
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL* (COCONUT)

POTASSIUM OLEATE
Appeared as: OLEIC FATTY ACID (FROM OLIVE)* OIL

SODIUM OLIVATE
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE FRUIT)* OIL

SAPONIFIED CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) OIL
Appeared as: CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

SAPONIFIED SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust

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, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL*, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE*, OLEIC FATTY ACID (FROM OLIVE OIL)*, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE FRUIT OIL)*, CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL, POLYSORBATE 20, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CHLORIDE.

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