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Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Mask for Stretch Marks

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Mask for Stretch Marks product label collected on January 16, 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 Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Mask for Stretch Marks is 3.

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Data last updated: January 2020

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

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited
BETULA PUBESCENS (WHITE BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETULA ALBA BARK EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

None

None

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

None
ACETYLARINGYLTRYPTOPHYL DIPHENYLGLYCINE
Appeared as: ACETYLARGINYLTRYPTOPHYL DIPHENYLGLYCINE

None

Fair

Fair
XANTHOPHYLL
Appeared as: XANTHOPHYLLS

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, CETEARETH-20, DI-PPG-2 MYRETH-10 ADIPATE, DI-PPG-3 MYRISTYL ETHER ADIPATE, GLYCERYL OLEATE CITRATE, C10-30 CHOLESTEROL/LANOSTEROL ESTERS, DIMETHICONE, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SOLUBLE COLLAGEN, HYDROLYZED ELASTIN, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, BETULA ALBA BARK EXTRACT, BOSWELLIA SERRATA EXTRACT, POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT, SODIUM ASCORBATE, ACETYLARGINYLTRYPTOPHYL DIPHENYLGLYCINE, GLYCERIN, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, GLUCOSE, XANTHOPHYLLS, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, POLYSORBATE 20, PROPANEDIOL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, MYRISTYL LAURATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM PCA, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, DISODIUM EDTA, UREA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TREHALOSE, POLYQUATERNIUM-51, HYDROXYACETOPHENONE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL.

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