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

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Beauty Without Cruelty Facial Cleanser, 3% AHA Complex (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Beauty Without Cruelty Facial Cleanser, 3% AHA Complex (2009 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 Beauty Without Cruelty Facial Cleanser, 3% AHA Complex (2009 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
MALIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS
AHA COMPLEX (GLYCOLIC ACID
Cancer, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
CANANGA ODORATA OIL ESSENTIAL OIL (YLANG YLANG)
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM ESSENTIAL OIL (SWEET ORANGE)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA ESSENTIAL OIL (HIGHLAND LAVENDER)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (ALOE VERA)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) None Identified
Data: Fair
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
LONICERA FRAGRANTISSIMA EXTRACT (HONEYSUCKLE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL
PELARGONIUM ROSEUM ESSENTIAL OIL (ROSE GERANIUM)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM OLEFIN SULFONATENone Identified
Data: None
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT
FILIPENDULA ULMARIA EXTRACT (MEADOWSWEET)
None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM LAURYLGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLSULFONATENone Identified
Data: None
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD)
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)None Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (ROMAN CHAMOMILE)
Enhanced skin absorption
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