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

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Home Skin Lab effective PURENESS The Gentle Exfoliating Wash (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Home Skin Lab effective PURENESS The Gentle Exfoliating 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 Home Skin Lab effective PURENESS The Gentle Exfoliating 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
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
LACTIC ACIDCancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
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
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-55 PROPYLENE GLYCOL OLEATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT
BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COLPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-2None Identified
Data: None
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA EXTRACT (WITCH HAZEL)
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (SUGAR KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) SEED POWDER
PRUNUS ARMENIACA SEED POWDER (APRICOT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATENone Identified
Data: None
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
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