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Gold Bond Shea Butter + Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Softening Skin Therapy Cream

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Gold Bond Shea Butter + Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Softening Skin Therapy Cream product label collected on July 09, 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 Gold Bond Shea Butter + Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Softening Skin Therapy Cream is 8.

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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

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

None

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

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

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

None

Limited

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
CERAMIDE
Appeared as: CERAMIDE NG

Limited

None

None

Limited

None

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

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, GLYCERIN, HYDROXYETHYL UREA, DIMETHICONE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, JOJOBA ESTERS, PETROLATUM, STEARETH-21, CETYL ALCOHOL, DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER EXTRACT, GLYCERYL STEARATE, METHYL GLUCETH-20, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, SILK AMINO ACIDS, PANTHENOL, CERAMIDE NG, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERS, PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-12, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT, ACACIA FARNESIANA FLOWER EXTRACT, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PEG-10 PHYTOSTEROL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, STEARAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, POLYSORBATE 60, EDTA, METHYLPARABEN, FRAGRANCE, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, TRIBEHENIN

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