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Whole Foods Market Dry Skin Hand Cream, Peony, Mint & Blackberry

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Whole Foods Market Dry Skin Hand Cream, Peony, Mint & Blackberry product label collected on March 14, 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 Whole Foods Market Dry Skin Hand Cream, Peony, Mint & Blackberry is 4.

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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
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: NATURAL FRAGRANCE

• 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)

Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

None

Limited

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
OLUS
Appeared as: OLUS (VEGETABLE) OIL

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:

AQUA (WATER), ORGANIC BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER EXTRACT, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERIN, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX), GLYCERYL STEARATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, POTASSIUM PALMITOYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, NATURAL FRAGRANCE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, ORGANIC ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, XANTHAN GUM, ORGANIC OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), BENZOIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, OLUS (VEGETABLE) OIL, SORBIC ACID, CITRIC ACID.

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