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Trader Joe's Refresh Citrus Body Wash with Vitamin C

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Trader Joe's Refresh Citrus Body Wash with Vitamin C product label collected on February 11, 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 Trader Joe's Refresh Citrus Body Wash with Vitamin C is 6.

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Data last updated: February 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

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
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: ESSENTIAL OIL OF SWEET ORANGE

• 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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

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

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE EXTRACT

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM CI4-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA OIL
Appeared as: ESSENTIAL OIL OF TANGERINE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GINSENG EXTRACT

Limited
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LEMON GRASS EXTRACT

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAGE EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: ESSENTIAL OIL OF GRAPEFRUIT

Robust

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, CHAMOMILE EXTRACT, GINSENG EXTRACT, LEMON GRASS EXTRACT, SAGE EXTRACT, SODIUM CI4-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE COCAMIDE DIPA, ISOCETETH-20 JOJOBA OIL, GLYCERIN, ESSENTIAL OIL OF SWEET ORANGE, PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5), ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C), TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A), ESSENTIAL OIL OF GRAPEFRUIT, ' ESSENTIAL OIL OF TANGERINE,' METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE, CITRIC ACID, FRAGRANCE, SODIUM CHLORIDE.

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