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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2018

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La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion

EWG scientists reviewed La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion 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 La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
HYDROXYCITRONELLALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BENZYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
LIMONENEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED RICE EXTRACTData gaps, Contamination concerns (GOSSYPOL, HEAVY METALS, PESTICIDES)
Data: None
STEARETH-10Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-80Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-21Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Good
CYCLOHEXASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
COPPER GLUCONATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) PEEL EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OILUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ACRYLAMIDE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYSILICONE-11None Identified
Data: None
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
SALICORNIA HERBACEA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL'S WORT) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MICROCOCCUS LYSATENone Identified
Data: None
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PLANKTON EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8None Identified
Data: None
ALCALIGENES POLYSACCHARIDESNone Identified
Data: None
DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINENone Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-51None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARIDE ISOMERATENone Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED ALGINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ESTERSData gaps
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
DIETHYLHEXYLSUCCINATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE
Cancer
Data: Limited
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Good
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ISOHEXADECANEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL DILAURATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SEA SALTInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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