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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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philosophy microdelivery body scrub (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed philosophy microdelivery body scrub (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 philosophy microdelivery body scrub (2013 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) The product manufacturer has listed sodium hydroxide on the product label or has informed Skin Deep's research team that it is used to make the product. In a properly manufactured soap, this common raw ingredient completely reacts with oils; none remains in the product. Therefore, the hazards associated with sodium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL (ALCOHOL DENAT.)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
POLYLACTIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
STEARYL OLIVATENone Identified
Data: None
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
LIMNANTHES ALBA SEED OIL (MEADOWFOAM)
None Identified
Data: None
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL (LEMON)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERSNone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) NUT OIL
MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAURYL BETAINENone Identified
Data: Limited
JUNIPERUS MEXICANA OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL (SESAME)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL (SUNFLOWER)]
None Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM OLIVATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL (OLIVE)]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and ZEA MAYS OIL (CORN)]
None Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
DECYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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