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Tree Hut Charcoal Black Sugar Scrub

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Tree Hut Charcoal Black Sugar Scrub product label collected on February 06, 2019 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 Tree Hut Charcoal Black Sugar Scrub is 6.

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Data last updated: February 2019

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
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • 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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: BLACK IRON OXIDE (CI 77499)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA (MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA) SEED OIL

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

SUCROSE, GLYCERIN, POLYSORBATE 20, SILICA, CHARCOAL POWDER, WATER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT, OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL, MACADAMIA (MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA) SEED OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, RETINYL PALMITATE, ASCORBIC ACID, FRAGRANCE, SORBIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, LIMONENE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BLACK IRON OXIDE (CI 77499)

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