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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2010

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Jason Natural Cosmetics Red Elements: Exfoliating Scrub (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Jason Natural Cosmetics Red Elements: Exfoliating Scrub (2010 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 Jason Natural Cosmetics Red Elements: Exfoliating Scrub (2010 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
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
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ZINC GLUCONATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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.
COPPER GLUCONATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
MANGANESE GLUCONATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYEPSILON-LYSINENone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED PRUNUS DULCIS (ALMOND) OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL]
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
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