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Kora Organics Hand Wash

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kora Organics Hand Wash 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 Hand Wash is 3.

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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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • 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
None
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS PEEL OIL* (ORANGE)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA OIL* (PEPPERMINT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

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

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

None
CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS OIL* (LEMONGRASS)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER* (MATRICARIA)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

None

Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF* (OLIVE)

Limited
FUCUS VESICULOSUS
Appeared as: FUCUS VESICULOSUS * (BLADDERWRACK)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

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, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin***, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Oleate, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Fruit Extract*, Lactic Acid, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Citric Acid, Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf*, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack)*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene**, Citral**, Geraniol**.

Directions from packaging:

Dispense one pump onto damp hands. Lather well and rinse thoroughly. To keep hands protected and hydrated, follow with Daily Hand Cream.

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