Find products and ingredients Learn how Skin Deep® works Meet our experts Discover EWG VERIFIED™
Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Mask for Stretch Marks

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Mask for Stretch Marks

WHERE TO BUY

As an Amazon Associate, EWG earns from qualifying purchases.

CATEGORY

Mask

BRAND

Palmer's

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
CETEARETH-20
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
MYRISTYL MYRISTATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, opacifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
UREA
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
BETULA PUBESCENS (WHITE BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETULA ALBA BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
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)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
PROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) solvent
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
DI-PPG-2 MYRETH-10 ADIPATE
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - solubilizing agent, emollient, skin conditioning, surfactant
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
DI-PPG-3-MYRISTYL ETHER ADIPATE
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) film former, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, film forming, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL OLEATE CITRATE
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
C10-30 CHOLESTEROL/ LANOSTEROL ESTERS
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emulsifying, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, emollient, masking, skin conditioning, skin protecting
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SOLUBLE COLLAGEN
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, film forming, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED ELASTIN
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
BOSWELLIA SERRATA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) not reported
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM ASCORBATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ACETYLARINGYLTRYPTOPHYL DIPHENYLGLYCINE
Appeared as: ACETYLARGINYLTRYPTOPHYL DIPHENYLGLYCINE
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
Ingredient score: 01
LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antidandruff, antimicrobial
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
GLUCOSE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent- miscellaneous
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
XANTHOPHYLL
Appeared as: XANTHOPHYLLS
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emulsion stabilising, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
MYRISTYL LAURATE
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM PCA
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, skin protectant, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
TREHALOSE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, moisturising
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
POLYQUATERNIUM-51
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) film former, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, film forming, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYACETOPHENONE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
1,2-HEXANEDIOL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) solvent
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT

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.

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.


Unknown

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

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.

Score legend

Data availability

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

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
Low Availability
Moderate Availability
High Availability

More mask

VIEW ALL mask

EWG VERIFIED™
Holiday Gift Set

Get Yours with a Donation of $125

ORDER NOW