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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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pH Advantage Boosters, Purifying Mask (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed pH Advantage Boosters, Purifying Mask (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 pH Advantage Boosters, Purifying Mask (2013 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Fair
ISOBUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
BENTONITEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SEED EXTRACT
JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM)LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4None Identified
Data: None
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
KAOLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PYRIDOXINEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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