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J.R. Watkins Naturals Shea Butter Hand Cream, Pomegranate & Acai

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the J.R. Watkins Naturals Shea Butter Hand Cream, Pomegranate & Acai product label collected on January 16, 2020 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 J.R. Watkins Naturals Shea Butter Hand Cream, Pomegranate & Acai is 5.

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Data last updated: January 2020

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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)
• 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 (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL

Limited

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

Limited
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL

Fair

Limited

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

None

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Limited

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

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
TILIA CORDATA (LINDEN) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: TILIA CORDATA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
CENTAUREA CYANUS (CORNFLOWER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER EXTRACT

Fair
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HYPERICUM PERFORATUM EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, STEARIC ACID, FRAGRANCE*, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, SODIUM BEHENOYL LACTYLATE, GLYCERIN, BEESWAX/CERA ALBA/CIRE D'ABEILLE, ALLANTOIN, PANTHENOL, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FRUIT EXTRACT, EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, TILIA CORDATA FLOWER EXTRACT, CENTAUREA CYANUS FLOWER EXTRACT, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT, HYPERICUM PERFORATUM EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, SORBIC ACID, BENZOIC ACID, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally as needed to dry hands, feet or as an overall body moisturizer.

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