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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Avalon Organics Lavender Skin Care: Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avalon Organics Lavender Skin Care: Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub (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 Lavender Skin Care: Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub (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
STEARETH-2Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BROMELAINAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PAPAINAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL LAURATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
(ORGANIC)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use 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
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
COLEUS FORSKOHLI OILNone Identified
Data: None
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SHELL POWDER
JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) POWDER
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (KELP) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) HIPS OIL
ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
TROMETHAMINE STEARATENone Identified
Data: None
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZINATE (LICORICE ROOT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited


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