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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Kora Organics Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion

CATEGORY

Sunless Tanning

BRAND

Kora Organics

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 05
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL * (YLANG YLANG)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL* (ROSEHIP)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT* (WHITE TEA; GREEN TEA)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA OIL * (LAVENDER)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
DIHYDROXYACETONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, reducing, skin conditioning, tanning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL* (SUNFLOWER)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATE
Appeared as: COCO-CAPRYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL OLIVATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MORINDA CITRIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORINDA CITRIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT * (NONI)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITAN OLIVATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL* (COCONUT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL * (LAVANDIN)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, emollient
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL * (ARGAN)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA FLOWER EXTRACT* (PASSIONFLOWER)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT* (CALENDULA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TREHALOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL* (AVOCADO)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES OIL * (SEA BUCKTHORN)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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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.

Product's animal testing policies

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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."

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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