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Puracy Natural Liquid Hand Soap, Cucumber & Mint

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Puracy Natural Liquid Hand Soap, Cucumber & Mint product label collected on October 21, 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 Puracy Natural Liquid Hand Soap, Cucumber & Mint is 2.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: DECYL GLUCOSIDE (VEGETABLE-BASED CLEANSER)

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

Good
CITRIC ACID
Appeared as: CITRIC ACID (CITRUS-BASED)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (PLANT-BASED SKIN SOFTENER)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

None
SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: LAURYL GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT OIL-BASED CLEANSER)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

None
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

None
SODIUM LAURYL GLYCOL CARBOXYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAURYL GLUCOSE CARBOXYLATE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: COCO-GLUCOSIDE (COCONUT-BASED CLEANSER)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
GLYCERYL OLEATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL OLEATE (PLANT-BASED SKIN SOFTENER)

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

None

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
SODIUM CITRATE
Appeared as: SODIUM CITRATE (PLANT-BASED WATER SOFTENER)

Robust
SEA SALT
Appeared as: HIMALAYAN PINK SEA SALT

None
VANILLA RESINOID NATURAL
Appeared as: VANILLIN EX VANILLA BEAN (NATURAL)

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:

Purified Water, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Lauryl Glucoside (Coconut Oil-Based Cleanser), Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Decyl Glucoside (Vegetable-Based Cleanser), Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Coco-Glucoside (Coconut-Based Cleanser), Glyceryl Oleate (Plant-Based Skin Softener), Citric Acid (Citrus-Based Preservative), Benzisothiazolinone (Biodegradable Preservative), Lavender Essential Oil, Vegetable Glycerin (Plant-Based Skin Softener), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Citrate (Plant-Based Water Softener), Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Vanillin ex Vanilla Bean (Natural)

Directions from packaging:

For more information on proper handwashing, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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