Dr. Christopher's BF&C Soap

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Dr. Christopher's BF&C Soap

GoodGuide Overall Score

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out of 10
Product Rating
Incomplete!

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Health

This product contains problematic, banned, or contaminated ingredients.
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  • Human Health Impacts
    Human Health Impacts
    This component of GoodGuide’s rating system evaluates the potential impacts of a product on human health. It incorporates a screening-level hazard assessment or nutritional evaluation, as well as other relevant indicators, like the regulatory status of ingredients. If ingredients pose potential health risks or have limited nutritional value, a product's score is lowered. If a product lacks the data needed to conduct a health evaluation, its score is also lowered to provide an incentive for manufacturers to disclose better information.
    Rating: 0 out of 10
    0
    • Level of Health Concern of Ingredients
      Level of Health Concern of Ingredients
      To assign a health hazard score to a product, GoodGuide counts the number of its ingredients that are categorized as low, medium or high concern. Ingredients are placed into these categories based on their number of recognized and suspected health effects, their relative toxic potency, whether they are frequently detected in humans, and whether the basic toxicity testing needed to assess chemical safety has been conducted.
      Rating: 8.0 out of 10
      8.0
    • Data Adequacy, Ingredient Disclosure
      Data Adequacy, Ingredient Disclosure
      Characterizing potential human health impacts requires complete information about the specific ingredients in a product. However, there is no current regulatory requirement that companies disclose full ingredients lists for household chemical products (in contrast with personal care products, where disclosure is required). To create an incentive for disclosure, GoodGuide caps a product’s score if it lacks complete ingredient data or lists generic names that do not support chemical-specific evaluations.
      Rating: 6.0 out of 10
      6.0
      • Amount of Ingredient Detail
        Amount of Ingredient Detail
        Tells what is the amount of ingredient information available to rate this product.
        Rating: 6.0 out of 10
        6.0
    • Other Negative Aspects
      Other Negative Aspects
      Human health impact scores are adjusted lower if a product includes ingredients that are considered "bad actors," such as chemicals that have been banned by regulatory agencies or targeted for phase out, or if its production process utilizes hazardous chemicals or introduces contaminants to the product.
      Rating: 0 out of 10
      0

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Ingredients

Concern level:
high
medium
low
safe use exception
controversial
  • Safflower Oil Soap
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Sunflower
    low health concern

    This ingredient is suspected of causing asthma, according to the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics.

  • Coconut
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • White Oak Bark Extract
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Comfrey Root
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Mallow Extract
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Mullein Extract
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Black Walnut Leaf Extract
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Gravel Root
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Wormwood Oil
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Lobelia Inflata Extract
    high health concern

    Indicates that an ingredient in this product has been prohibited in cosmetics use by the European Union.

    This ingredient has been <b>banned for use in cosmetics</b> in Canada.

  • Skullcap (scutellaria Lateriflora)
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Rosemary Extract
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Palm
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Orange Oil
    low health concern

    More than half of the toxicity tests required to assess chemical safety have not been conducted for this ingredient.

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