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Desert Essence Pink Himalayan Salt Toothpaste, Creamy Mint (2018 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Desert Essence Pink Himalayan Salt Toothpaste, Creamy Mint (2018 formulation) product label collected on August 14, 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 Desert Essence Pink Himalayan Salt Toothpaste, Creamy Mint (2018 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: August 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: NATURAL FLAVOR (AROMA)

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

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: ECO-HARVEST MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

None
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF WATER
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF WATER (TEA TREE)

Fair

Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM CHLORIDE (PINK HIMALAYAN SALT)

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

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

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: VIRGIN COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL

Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL

Fair
SODIUM BICARBONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BICARBONATE (BAKING SODA)

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

CALCIUM CARBONATE, GLYCERIN, PURIFIED WATER, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF WATER, NATURAL FLAVOR (AROMA), CELLULOSE GUM, SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE (PINK HIMALAYAN SALT), ECO-HARVEST MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, VIRGIN COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL*, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL, ZINC CITRATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE (BAKING SODA), HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, CALCIUM ASCORBATE, XYLITOL

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