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Desert Essence

Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by Desert Essence

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE16 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LILIAL1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
BENZYL SALICYLATE1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GERANIOL1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CITRAL3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COUMARIN1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
BENZYL BENZOATE1 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
LIMONENE10 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE2 productsOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOL12 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOL1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
LINALOOL1 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) LEAF OIL1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) BUD OIL1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
UNSPECIFIED OILS1 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
SD ALCOHOL 38B6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: None
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON) LEAF OIL1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE2 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-802 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE21 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA LEAF OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE6 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATE2 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
ZINC CITRATE5 productsUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PROPYL GALLATE1 productsOccupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL30 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE2 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF OIL3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Limited
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHANOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE EXTRACT4 productsCancer
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT5 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CEDRUS ATLANTICA WOOD OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERIN39 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACID25 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM POWDER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BLACK TEA1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALLITRIS INTRATROPICA (BLUE CYPRESS) WOOD OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CINNAMONUM CASSIA (CINNAMON)2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FUCUS VESICULOSIS (BLADDERWRACK) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL) EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT STARCH1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
KERATIN AMINO ACIDS1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LEPTOSPERMUM PETERSONII (LEMON TEA TREE) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) BARK1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OPUNTIA TUNA (PRICKLY PEAR) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) JUICE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
RESVERATROL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED PALM OIL6 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED POWDER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
STEVIA4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) LEAF EXTRACT13 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
WHITE TEA1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
XYLITOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) SEED EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBA1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM (AWAPUHI OR WHITE GINGER)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
KINGINKA EKISU8 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LEPIDIUM MEYENII ROOT EXTRACT12 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT13 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES JUICE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PIPER NIGRUM (BLACK PEPPER) FRUIT OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
RICE AMINO ACIDS2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ROSA MOSCHATA (MUSK ROSE) SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PHYTATE7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE13 productsNone Identified
Data: None
YUCCA BREVIFOLIA ROOT EXTRACT11 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERS11 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) NUT OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCO-SULFATE9 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ORBIGNYA SPECIOSA KERNEL OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT11 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT11 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ILLICIUM VERUM (ANISE) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER OIL3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE8 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL10 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
COFFEA ARABICA (ARABIAN COFFEE) SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLUCONOLACTONE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
KAOLIN1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHOL4 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
NUTMEG OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PHYTIC ACID5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PISTACIA VERA (PISTACHIO NUT) SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUM10 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LEVULINATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TAPIOCA STARCH1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)21 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALCIUM ASCORBATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOL9 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL19 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL14 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL12 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL36 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM BICARBONATE4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL OLEATE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL2 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) OIL4 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
PROPANEDIOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROL7 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACID12 productsOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CALCIUM CARBONATE4 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CARRAGEENAN4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
STEARIC ACID11 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE9 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE8 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE6 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT5 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-2 STEARATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CETYL PALMITATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SEA SALT4 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE15 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER30 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this company. The company may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this company that have used the ingredient.



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