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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Ahava Refreshing Cleansing Gel (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Ahava Refreshing Cleansing Gel (2013 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 Ahava Refreshing Cleansing Gel (2013 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PEG-4 LAURATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-4 DILAURATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PEG-4Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHERYL (VITAMIN E) ACETATE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ZINC COCETH SULFATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DEAD SEA SALT
MARIS SAL (DEAD SEA WATER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PORPHYRIDIUM POLYSACCHARIDENone Identified
Data: None
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBANone Identified
Data: Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDENone Identified
Data: None
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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