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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Facial Wash Deep Cleansing Coconut Milk

EWG scientists reviewed Alba Botanica Hawaiian Facial Wash Deep Cleansing Coconut Milk 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 Facial Wash Deep Cleansing Coconut Milk is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
COUMARINCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions 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 ACIDData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DEHYDROACETIC ACIDOccupational hazards
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
(ORGANIC)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C14-22 ALCOHOLSNone Identified
Data: None
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) EXTRACT
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM COCOATE
[product of potassium hydroxide and COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL]
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL]
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL]
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
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