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Product score: 03

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Nova Scotia Fisherman Rescue Body Balm

Nova Scotia Fisherman Rescue Body Balm

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July 2022

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 05
CITRAL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
EUGENOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
GERANIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRONELLOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
FARNESOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking, solvent, soothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
D-LIMONENE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: RICINUS COMMUNIS
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, smoothing, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA MATRICARIA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE)
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, epilating agent, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, film forming, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT)
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
FUCUS VESICULOSUS
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSA CANINA FRUIT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, astringent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
STYRAX TONKINENSIS RESIN EXTRACT
Appeared as: STYRAX BENZOIN
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE)
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY)
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredients from packaging:

OLEA EUROPAEA*, CERA ALBA*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII*, COCOS NUCIFERA*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS*, FUCUS VESICULOSUS*, RICINUS COMMUNIS*, ALOE BARBADENSIS*, ROSA CANINA*, LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS, TOCOPHEROL, STYRAX BENZOIN, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS*, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA MATRICARIA, CITRAL, CITRONELLOL, EUGENOL, FARNESOL, GERANIOL, D-LIMONENE, LINALOOL

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

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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