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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash (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 Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash (2009 formulation) is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOBUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM LACTATECancer, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, 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
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PAPAINAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SUBTILISINAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATEEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
TROMETHAMINEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
1-DODECANOL
LAURYL ALCOHOL
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL OLEATEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
STEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: None
DICAPRYLYL ETHERNone Identified
Data: Limited
GALACTOARABINANNone Identified
Data: Fair
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PORIA COCOS (FU-LING) EXTRACT
PORIA COCOS ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PROTEASENone Identified
Data: Fair
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERANone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILData gaps
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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