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Alba Botanica Hydration Sensation Gel Cream

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alba Botanica Hydration Sensation Gel Cream product label collected on March 19, 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 Alba Botanica Hydration Sensation Gel Cream is 4.

Data last updated: March 2019

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)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (ITALIAN CYPRESS) OIL
Appeared as: CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (CYPRESS) OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS (ARBORVITAE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: THUJA OCCIDENTALIS (CEDARLEAF) OIL

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

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (1)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT (MATRICARIA)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Robust

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

None

None

None
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) LEAF/ TWIG OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) LEAF OIL

Limited
FERULA GALBANIFLUA (FERULA GUMMOSA) RESIN OIL
Appeared as: FERULA GALBANIFLUA (GALBANUM) RESIN OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
JUNIPERUS MEXICANA OIL
Appeared as: JUNIPER MEXICANA (CEDAR) OIL

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (1)

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

Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

None

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

None

None

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Robust

Fair

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL (1)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, GLYCERIN, COCONUT ALKANES, CETEARYL OLIVATE, CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, DIHEPTYL SUCCINATE, SORBITAN OLIVATE, CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) LEAF OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL, CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (CYPRESS) OIL, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) LEAF OIL, FERULA GALBANIFLUA (GALBANUM) RESIN OIL, JUNIPER MEXICANA (CEDAR) OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL, POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL, THUJA OCCIDENTALIS (CEDARLEAF) OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE(1), CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT(1), CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT(1), NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ALGIN, BETA-GLUCAN, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, CITRIC ACID, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, HYALURONIC ACID, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERS, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM ANISATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM LEVULINATE, SQUALANE(2), SUCROSE, XANTHAN GUM, ALCOHOL(1), BENZOIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, SORBIC ACID, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.

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