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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2013

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Beauty Without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser

EWG scientists reviewed Beauty Without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser 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 Beauty Without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
MALIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
COCOAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCOLIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OILMultiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEContamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OILMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURYLGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLSULFONATENone Identified
Data: None
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HONEYSUCKLE FRUIT EXTRACT
LONICERA FRAGRANTISSIMA (HONEYSUCKLE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL
PELARGONIUM ROSEUM (GERANIUM) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
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