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BQ London Nourishing Body Butter

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the BQ London Nourishing Body Butter product label collected on September 29, 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 BQ London Nourishing Body Butter is 2.

Data last updated: September 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERAL ACETATE (VITAMIN E) OIL

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGOUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER EO)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: INGREDIENTS: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (*SHEA) BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) BUTTER

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

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA AMERICANA (AVOCADO) OIL

None
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) OIL
Appeared as: ATTALEA SPECIOSA (BABASSU) OIL

Limited
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU (PALM) BUTTER
Appeared as: ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU (MURUMURU) BUTTER

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA (MACADAMIA NUT OIL) OIL

Fair

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: SWEET ALMOND OIL

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

Fair

Limited

None

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY)
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY EO)

Limited
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Appeared as: BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE EO)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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:

: Butyrospermum Parkii (*Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Mango Butter), Theobroma Cacao (*Cocoa Butter), Persea Americana (Avocado Oil), Attalea Speciosa (Babassu Oil), Astrocaryum Murumuru (Murumuru Butter), Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm Oil), Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia Nut Oil), Sweet Almond oil, Cocos Nucifera (*Coconut Oil), Tocopheral Acetate (Vitamin E Oil), Glycerin, Pelagonium Graveolens (Geranium EO), Lavandula Angoustifolia (Lavender EO), Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary EO), Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense EO)

Directions from packaging:

For best results use straight after a bath or shower.

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