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

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Avalon Organics LAVENDER LUMINOSITY Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avalon Organics LAVENDER LUMINOSITY Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub (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 Avalon Organics LAVENDER LUMINOSITY Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub (2012 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
BROMELAINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OILUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) 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.
HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OILContamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PCBS, BENZO[A]PYRENE)
Data: Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) RHIZOME/ROOT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA INTERMEDIA (LAVANDIN) EXTRACT
LAVANDULA INTERMEDIA LEAF /FLOWER/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT)
JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PALM KERNELATE
2)
None Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM COCOATE
[product of potassium hydroxide and COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PUMICENone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/XYLINUM BLACK TEA FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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