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Michel Design Works Hand and Body Lotion With Moisturizing Shea Butter, Wild Berry Blossom

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Michel Design Works Hand and Body Lotion With Moisturizing Shea Butter, Wild Berry Blossom product label collected on March 28, 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 Michel Design Works Hand and Body Lotion With Moisturizing Shea Butter, Wild Berry Blossom is 6.

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Data last updated: March 2018

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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

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)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT

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

Limited

Limited

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, STEARIC ACID, PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE, METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE, FRAGRANCE, ALGAE EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CHRYSANTHEMUM PARTHENIUM (FEVERFEW) EXTRACT, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, ASCORBIC ACID, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF OIL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, RETINYL PALMITATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), TOCOPHEROL, DMDM HYDANTOIN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, BENZOPHENONE-4, LINALOOL, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE.

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