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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Karen's Botanicals Lavender Facial Cream, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Karen's Botanicals Lavender Facial Cream, SPF 15 (2012 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 Karen's Botanicals Lavender Facial Cream, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
EMULSIFYING WAXMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
NON-NANO ZINC OXIDE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Good
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
OILS OF HELIANTHUS (SUNFLOWER OIL)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
JOJOBA OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE) OIL
BLUE CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: None
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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