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Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Face + Body Creme

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Face + Body Creme product label collected on January 14, 2020 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 Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Face + Body Creme is 5.

Data last updated: January 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035)
Appeared as: RED 40 (CI 16035)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985)
Appeared as: YELLOW 6 (CI 15985)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA/EAU)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (CIRE D'ABEILLE)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA/CACAO) SEED BUTTER

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

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

Limited
D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200)
Appeared as: RED 33 (CI 17200)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)

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:

PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE), WATER (AQUA/EAU), BEESWAX (CIRE D'ABEILLE), PARAFFIN, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA/CACAO) SEED BUTTER, SODIUM BORATE, LANOLIN, STEARYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, COUMARIN, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 (CI 15985), RED 33 (CI 17200), RED 40 (CI 16035)

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