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The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector (old formulation)

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EWG scientists reviewed the The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector (old formulation) is 8.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.

Use Restrictions

Use restrictions: Ingredients restricted or prohibited for use in cosmetics, according to industry safety guidelines, government requirements or guidance from the U.S., EU, Japan or Canada.

Other Ingredient Concerns

  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology

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Ingredient Concerns

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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

• Cancer (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

• Enhanced skin absorption

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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.

Product’s Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Myristate, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Beeswax, Panthenol, Methyl Soyate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Allantoin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Talc, Chromium Oxide Greens, Iron Oxides.

Directions from packaging:

Squeeze onto palms and massage into hands as often as required.

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EWG’s Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database Rating for The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector (old formulation).