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Mrs. Meyer's Moisturizing Hand Balm, Basil

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Mrs. Meyer's Moisturizing Hand Balm, Basil product label collected on April 24, 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 Mrs. Meyer's Moisturizing Hand Balm, Basil is 4.

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Data last updated: April 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)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited
EMULSIFYING WAX
Appeared as: ETHOXYLATED SORBITAN ESTER

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETOSTEARYL

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

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

Limited

Fair

Limited

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

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

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

Limited
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) OIL
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL

Limited

Limited
PIPER NIGRUM (PEPPERCORN) OIL
Appeared as: PIPER NIGRUM (BLACK PEPPER) SEED OIL

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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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.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

CONTAINS: WATER, GLYCERIN, STEARIC ACID, CETYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, POTASSIUM STEARATE, CETOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, VEGETABLE OIL, RAPHANUS SATIVUS (RADISH) SEED EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL, CARUM PETROSELINUM (PARSLEY) SEED OIL, PIPER NIGRUM (BLACK PEPPER) SEED OIL, FRAGRANCE, (GERANIOL, LINALOOL), BISABOLOL, ETHOXYLATED SORBITAN ESTER, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PHENOXYETHANOL.

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