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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2011

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WWBE Purify Cleanser (2011 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed WWBE Purify Cleanser (2011 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 WWBE Purify Cleanser (2011 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CHLOROPHYLLIN-COPPER COMPLEXEcotoxicology, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, TRICLOSAN)
Data: Limited
SODIUM PEG-7 OLIVE OIL CARBOXYLATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
ARCHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) EXTRACT
JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data gaps, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT EXTRACT
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA (ANGELICA) EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL, D-
D-PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN B5)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT) EXTRACTCancer
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
ESSENTIAL OIL OF MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACTEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
ESSENTIAL OIL OF MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALPINIA OFFICINARUM (LESSER GALANGAL) ROOT EXTRACT
ALPINIA OFFICINARUM (ALPINIA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACT
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
CENTELLA ASIATICA (PENNY WORT) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
EQUISETUM HIEMALE EXTRACT
EQUEISETUM HYEMALE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
LONICERA JAPONICA (JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE) EXTRACT
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT EXTRACT
PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM (GINSENG ROOT) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERFLOWER) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
TOCOTRIENOLS
PHYTO-TOCOTRIENOL (VITAMIN E)
None Identified
Data: Limited
UBIQUINONENone Identified
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALGINNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
MATRICARIA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: None
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