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Happy Skin Care Pep Me Up Hand And Foot Cream

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Happy Skin Care Pep Me Up Hand And Foot Cream product label collected on October 28, 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 Happy Skin Care Pep Me Up Hand And Foot Cream is 3.

Data last updated: October 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: ESSENTIAL OILS 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)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF
Appeared as: PEPPERMINT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR SEED OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair
CI 77004
Appeared as: BENTONITE CLAY

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE VERA JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLIVE OIL

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA OIL

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PINEAPPLE EXTRACT

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: WITCH HAZEL EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Limited
MYRICA CERIFERA (BAYBERRY) FRUIT WAX
Appeared as: BAYBERRY WAX

Limited
DIMETHYL SULFONE
Appeared as: MSM

Limited
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL CAPRLYATE

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited
P-ANISIC ACID
Appeared as: ANISIC ACID

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aloe Vera Juice, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Castor Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Macadamia Oil, Isoamyl laurate, Pineapple Extract, Witch Hazel Extract , Sorbitol, Bentonite Clay, Bayberry Wax, MSM, Glyceryl Caprlyate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Anisic acid, Xanthan Gum, Essential Oils of Sweet Orange and Peppermint.

Directions from packaging:

At the end of the day after bathing rub into your hands and feet. If you're not going right away to bed we recommend putting on some socks to prevent slipping over because it leaves a protective film on your skin which is slippery for about 10 minutes. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. Please test on a small area first. The Pep Me Up isn't just for hands and feet - it's really great for any area of really dry skin like elbow and knees. Because it's quite rich, think of it as a night-time treatment rather than something you d apply during the day (although we have to confess that we do use it a lot more often than that, especially after doing the washing up!). Pop it on before bed and wake up feeling lovely. x

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