EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Oh So Clean 2 in 1 Gentle Foaming Hair & Body Cleanser (2012 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 Desert Essence Oh So Clean 2 in 1 Gentle Foaming Hair & Body Cleanser (2012 formulation) is 1.
|POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE||Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)||
The product manufacturer has listed potassium 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 potassium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this
|CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL||Use restrictions|
|PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT WATER||None Identified|
[product of potassium hydroxide and COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL (CERTIFIED)]
|SAPONIFIED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL|
[product of potassium hydroxide and HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (CERTIFIED)]
[product of potassium hydroxide and OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL (CERTIFIED)]
|ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE|
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE (CERTIFIED)
|Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps|
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