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Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula, Massage Lotion For Stretch Marks

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula, Massage Lotion For Stretch Marks product label collected on March 27, 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 Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula, Massage Lotion For Stretch Marks is 5.

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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
BETULA PUBESCENS (WHITE BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETULA ALBA BARK EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

None
ACETYLARINGYLTRYPTOPHYL DIPHENYLGLYCINE
Appeared as: ACETYLARGINYLTRYPTOPHYL DIPHENYLGLYCINE

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Fair
XANTHOPHYLL
Appeared as: XANTHOPHYLLS

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)

Fair

None

Fair

Limited

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

Limited
CARAMEL COLOR
Appeared as: CARAMEL

Robust

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
DODECANOL
Appeared as: LAURYL ALCOHOL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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:

: WATER (AQUA), GLYCERIN, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, PETROLATUM, CETYL ALCOHOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, DIMETHICONE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, TOCOPHEROL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SOLUBLE COLLAGEN, HYDROLYZED ELASTIN, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, BETULA ALBA BARK EXTRACT, BOSWELLIA SERRATA EXTRACT, POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT, SODIUM ASCORBATE, ACETYLARGINYLTRYPTOPHYL DIPHENYLGLYCINE, SODIUM BENZOATE, HYDROXYACETOPHENONE, 1,2 HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, XANTHOPHYLLS, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, GLUCOSE, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, PEG-8 STEARATE, ETHYL LAUROYL ARGINATE HCL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CARAMEL, CELLULOSE, SODIUM ACETATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL, LAURYL ALCOHOL.

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