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Now Lotion for Joint Areas, Glucosamine Msm & Arnica Liposome

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Now Lotion for Joint Areas, Glucosamine Msm & Arnica Liposome product label collected on December 22, 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 Now Lotion for Joint Areas, Glucosamine Msm & Arnica Liposome is 2.

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Data last updated: December 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, and TRICLOSAN)

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
HINOKITIOL
Appeared as: NATURAL HINOKITIOL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

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

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

Limited
DIMETHYL SULFONE
Appeared as: DIMETHYL SULFONE (MSM)

Limited

Limited
GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE
Appeared as: GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE (SHELLFISH)

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

Fair
STEARIC ACID
Appeared as: STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE SOURCE)

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

Fair
PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE
Appeared as: PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE (PHOSPHOLIPIDS)

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, DIMETHYL SULFONE (MSM) (METHYLSULFONYL METHANE), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE (SHELLFISH), GLYCERIN, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE SOURCE), CETEARETH-20, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E) (SOY), PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE (PHOSPHOLIPIDS) (SOY), CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT, NATURAL HINOKITIOL, XANTHAN GUM.

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