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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil & Awapuhi

EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil & Awapuhi 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 Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil & Awapuhi is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
CASTOR OILEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL
ESSENTIAL OIL OF PALMAROSA (CYMBOPOGON MARTINI)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
TEA TREE (MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA) OIL (MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA)
(ORGANIC)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OILEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CASTILE SOAPNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCONUTNone Identified
Data: Fair
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
CHAMOMILA RECUITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT (CHAMOMILE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL)None Identified
Data: Limited
HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM (AWAPUHI OR WHITE GINGER)
AWAPUHI (ZINGIBER ZERUMBET) (HAWAIIAN WHITE GINGER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
FUCUS VESICULOSIS (BLADDERWRACK)None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN ORANGE)
PETITGRAIN
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA INTERMEDIA (LAVANDIN)
LAVADIN
None Identified
Data: None
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (AFRICAN OIL PALM) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer