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Product score: 06

Data Availability:

Limited

Zest, Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap, Lemon Peel & Agave

Zest, Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap, Lemon Peel & Agave

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Liquid Hand Soap

BRAND

Zest

DATA LAST UPDATED

June 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE/PARFUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 07
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 06
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 05
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antimicrobial agent, antistatic agent, cosmetic biocide, deodorant agent, surfactant -suspending agent, antimicrobial, antistatic, deodorant, preservative, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, cosmetic biocide, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antimicrobial, antistatic, emulsifying, preservative, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
GLYCOLIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) exfoliant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
MALIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985)
Appeared as: YELLOW 6 (CI 15985)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCEIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
TETRASODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
COCAMIDE MEA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 01
LAURAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster;surfactant - hydrotrope, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, hydrotrope, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
MYRISTAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster;surfactant - hydrotrope, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, hydrotrope, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
AGAVE TEQUILANA LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, astringent
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Ingredient score: 01
COFFEA ARABICA (ARABIAN COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
COFFEA ROBUSTA (CONGO COFFEETREE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: COFFEA ROBUSTA SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MALPIGHIA GLABRA (WEST INDIAN CHERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MALPIGHIA GLABRA (ACEROLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
AGASTACHE MEXICANA FLOWER/ LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Neurotoxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE 0.13%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER/AQUA/EAU, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, GLYCEIN, COCAMIDE MEA, LAURAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE, MYRISTAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDE, CITRIC ACID, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, TETRASODIUM EDTA, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, AGASTACHE MEXICANA FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, AGAVE TEQUILANA LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT, COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT, COFFEA ROBUSTA SEED EXTRACT, MALPIGHIA GLABRA (ACEROLA) FRUIT EXTRACT, GLYCOLIC ACID, MALIC ACID, YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 (CI 15985)

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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