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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Esse Professional Cream cleanser (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Esse Professional Cream cleanser (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 Professional Cream cleanser (old formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Occupational hazards; Other MODERATE concerns: Contamination concerns, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Cancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ALOE FEROX LEAF JUICE EXTRACT
ALOE FEROX (ALOE) LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED OILNone Identified
Data: None
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CARUM CARVI (CARAWAY)None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PHYTATENone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
MENTHA SPICATA LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACIDOccupational hazards
Data: Fair
DECYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited


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