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Dove Men +Care Purifying Hydrating Body Wash, Charcoal + Clove

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dove Men +Care Purifying Hydrating Body Wash, Charcoal + Clove product label collected on February 02, 2021 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 Dove Men +Care Purifying Hydrating Body Wash, Charcoal + Clove is 4.

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Data last updated: February 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (EAU)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Robust

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Appeared as: CHARCOAL POWDER

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (EAU), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, GLYCERIN, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM METHYL LAUROYL TAURATE, SODIUM LAUROYL ISETHIONATE, LAURIC ACID, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PERLITE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), COCAMIDE MEA, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, CHARCOAL POWDER, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) LEAF OIL, UNDECYLENOYL GLYCINE, CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE, CELLULOSE, CELLULOSE GUM, PPG-9, CITRIC ACID, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, COUMARIN, EUGENOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.

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