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Kora Organics Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kora Organics Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion product label collected on November 08, 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 Kora Organics Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion is 2.

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Data last updated: November 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
  • Occupational hazards
  • 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)

Fair

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

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL* (ROSEHIP)

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT* (WHITE TEA; GREEN TEA)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
MORINDA CITRIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORINDA CITRIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT * (NONI)

None

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

Fair

Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL * (LAVANDIN)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA OIL * (LAVENDER)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA FLOWER EXTRACT* (PASSIONFLOWER)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT* (CALENDULA)

Fair

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

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES OIL * (SEA BUCKTHORN)

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Fair

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

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin*, Dihydroxyacetone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Cetearyl Olivate, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Fruit Extract *, Sorbitan Olivate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil *, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea, Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil *, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil *, Passiflora Incarnata (Passionflower) Flower Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Trehalose, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil *, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil *, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Linalool**, Farnesol**, Benzyl Benzoate**, Benzyl Salicylate**, Geraniol**.

Directions from packaging:

For best results, exfoliate regularly with KORA Organics Body Exfoliator before application. Apply to clean, dry skin in an upward circular motion ensuring to cover all areas for an even application. Wash hands after application. Allow to dry before getting dressed and 4-8 hours before getting wet. Use daily to build color towards desired shade. To maintain gradual tan, moisturize with KORA Organics Enriched Body Lotion.

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