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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Avalon Organics Vitamin C Skin CARE: Refreshing Cleansing Gel (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avalon Organics Vitamin C Skin CARE: Refreshing Cleansing Gel (old 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 Avalon Organics Vitamin C Skin CARE: Refreshing Cleansing Gel (old formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHEROL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
ORANGE (SWEET) OIL
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
(ORGANIC)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL
LEMON (CALIFORNIA) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL
GRAPEFRUIT (PINK) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM OLEAMIDO SULFOSUCCINATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERETH-7 COCOATENone Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
LEMON BIOFLAVANOIDS
LEMON BIOFLAVONOIDS
None Identified
Data: None
MELATONINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATENone Identified
Data: None
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone 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