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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2009

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IntelCosmet PHYTOPÜR Cleansing Gel/Gel Nettoyant (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed IntelCosmet PHYTOPÜR Cleansing Gel/Gel Nettoyant (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 IntelCosmet PHYTOPÜR Cleansing Gel/Gel Nettoyant (2009 formulation) is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions The product manufacturer has listed potassium hydroxide on the product label or has informed Skin Deep's research team that it is used to make the product. In a properly manufactured soap, this common raw ingredient completely reacts with oils; none remains in the product. Therefore, the hazards associated with potassium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
SAPONIFIED CASTOR OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL]
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SILVER CITRATE
(PRESERVATIVE)
Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACID
(PRESERVATIVE)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
MINERAL WATERS
AQUA (DISTILLED/DEIONIZED WATER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEATGERM) SEED OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM COCOATE
[product of potassium hydroxide and COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM OLIVATE
[product of potassium hydroxide and OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) SEED OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL]
None 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