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Healing-Scents Sugar Scrub, Romance

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Healing-Scents Sugar Scrub, Romance product label collected on August 12, 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 Healing-Scents Sugar Scrub, Romance is 2.

Data last updated: August 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: NEROLI ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Limited

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

Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL
Appeared as: ROSE GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) OIL
Appeared as: ROSE OTTO ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA OIL
Appeared as: MANDARIN ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Limited

Limited

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER OIL

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: APRICOT OIL

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: AVOCADO OIL

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA OIL

Limited

Limited

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY OIL EXTRACT

Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SALT

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) KERNEL MEAL
Appeared as: CORN MEAL

Fair
AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: NEEM SEED OIL

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: NATURAL VITAMIN E OIL

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: SANDALWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA)
Appeared as: VANILLA INFUSED OIL

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:

white sugar, brown sugar, fractionated coconut oil, sunflower oil, apricot oil, avocado oil, macadamia oil, castile soap, beeswax, rosemary oil extract, salt, corn meal, neem seed oil, natural vitamin e oil, ylang ylang essential oil, sandalwood essential oil, mandarin essential oil, rose geranium essential oil, lavender essential oil, rose otto essential oil, neroli essential oil, vanilla infused oil.

Directions from packaging:

Dampen skin. Turn off water. While standing in the tub, take scoop of scrub. using circular strokes massage into skin. Start with feet and work upwards to shoulders. Rinse with warm water. Pat dry.

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