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Beautycounter Melting Body Balm, Monoi

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Beautycounter Melting Body Balm, Monoi product label collected on October 18, 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 Beautycounter Melting Body Balm, Monoi is 2.

Data last updated: October 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)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL*

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

None
GARDENIA TAHITENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARDENIA TAITENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA (CARNAUBA)

Fair

None

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

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

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.

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:

Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tribehenin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil*, Squalane, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Stearyl Stearate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract, Methyl Anthranilate, Behenyl Behenate, Benzyl Acetate, Tocopherol, Triethyl Citrate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Vanillin, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Gamma-Nonalactone, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Directions from packaging:

Massage into damp skin after bathing to lock in moisture. Can be used as a conditioning treatment for cuticles, elbows or any dry patches.

Warnings from packaging:

N/A

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