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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2016

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Desert Essence Ultra Care Toothpaste (2016 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Ultra Care Toothpaste (2016 formulation) 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 Desert Essence Ultra Care Toothpaste (2016 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
ZINC CITRATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF DISTILLATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
STEVIANone Identified
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
MENTHA ARVENSIS STEM/LEAF OIL (PEPPERMINT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER OIL
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PHYTIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OILAllergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption
Data: Limited
CALCIUM ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM BICARBONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) OIL
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL (CHAMOMILE)
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
CALCIUM CARBONATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CARRAGEENANOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
MENTHA PIPERITA STEM/LEAF OIL(PEPPERMINT)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SEA SALTInnocuous
Data: Robust


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