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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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Alba Botanica Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes - Deep Pore Purifying Pineapple Enzyme (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Alba Botanica Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes - Deep Pore Purifying Pineapple Enzyme (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 Alba Botanica Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes - Deep Pore Purifying Pineapple Enzyme (2013 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEOccupational 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 product.
BENZOIC ACIDUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ALLYL CAPROATEUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALLYL HEPTANOATEUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA (LINNAEUS) EXTRACT
ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM (AWAPUHI OR WHITE GINGER)
HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
AGATHOSMA BETULINA (BUCHU) LEAF OIL
BAROSMA BETULINA LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-4 ESTERSNone Identified
Data: None
SAPONIFIED ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and BABASSU OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
VANILLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
TRIETHYL CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACIDOccupational hazards
Data: Fair
LAURALDEHYDE
LAURALDEYDE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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