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Zest Body Wash, Mint and Lemon

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Zest Body Wash, Mint and Lemon product label collected on September 23, 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 Zest Body Wash, Mint and Lemon is 4.

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Data last updated: September 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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)
• Use restrictions (high)

Good

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

Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCOMIDROPHYL BETAINE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 16255
Appeared as: ACID RED 18

• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: FD&C YELLOW NO. 5

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: FD&C BLUE NO. 1

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

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, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, COCOMIDROPHYL BETAINE, SODIUM LACTATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, GLYCERIN, TETRASODIUM EDTA, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, ACID RED 18, FD&C YELLOW NO. 5, FD&C BLUE NO. 1.

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