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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer

EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer 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 Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE (VEGETABLE)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CETYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPANEDIOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PLANT GLYCERIN
GLYCERIN (PLANT DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: None
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) OIL
GERANIUM MACULATUM OIL (PLANT DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCONOLACTONENone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer