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

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Esse Ultra Moisturiser (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Esse Ultra Moisturiser (old 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 Esse Ultra Moisturiser (old formulation) is 2.
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
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
CANAGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
VITELLARIA PARADOXA (SHEA butter)None Identified
Data: Limited
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA OIL
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: None
SCHINZIOPHYTON RAUTANENII KERNEL OIL
SCHINZIOPHYTON RAUTANENNI (MANKETTI) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: None
CALODENDRUM CAPENSE NUT OIL
CALODENDRUM CAPENSE (YANGU) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM PHYTATENone Identified
Data: Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA)None Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT
OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CYCLOPIA INTERMEDIA (HONEYBUSH)None Identified
Data: Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
ADANSONIA DIGITATA FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SUTHERLANDIA FRUTESCENS LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
KIGELIA AFRICANA FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ERIOCEPHALUS AFRICANUS (WILD ROSEMARY) OIL
ERIOCEPHALUS AFRICANUS LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE STEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
MENTHA SPICATA LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACIDOccupational hazards
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: None
ALOE FEROX LEAF JUICE EXTRACT
ALOE FEROX (ALOE) LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: None


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