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Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, Japanese Cherry Blossom

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, Japanese Cherry Blossom product label collected on September 05, 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 Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, Japanese Cherry Blossom is 6.

Data last updated: September 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-4

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

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

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

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

Limited
MURASAKI401
Appeared as: EXT. VIOLET 2 (CI 60730)

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

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ACID RED 33
Appeared as: RED 33 (CI 17200)

• Use restrictions (high)

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

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

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

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

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE, FRAGRANCE, OLETH-10, DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, PROPANEDIOL, PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE, HYDROXYETHYL UREA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CITRIC ACID, TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BENZOPHENONE-4, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, COUMARIN, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, RED 33 (CI 17200), RED 40 (CI 16035), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), BLUE 1 (CI 42090), EXT. VIOLET 2 (CI 60730).

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