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

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Bioelements Moisture Positive Cleanser (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Bioelements Moisture Positive Cleanser (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 Bioelements Moisture Positive Cleanser (2012 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-80Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
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.
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OILMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
Geranium oil, saponified
[product of potassium hydroxide and PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) OIL]
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL
ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
LAVENDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA SINENSIS
None Identified
Data: Limited
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
RHUS GLABRA (SUMAC) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATENone Identified
Data: None
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
TRIDECYL STEARATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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