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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2013

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Elemental Herbology Perfect Balance Facial Moisturizer (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Elemental Herbology Perfect Balance Facial Moisturizer (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 Elemental Herbology Perfect Balance Facial Moisturizer (2013 formulation) is 9.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: None
LACTIC ACIDUse restrictions, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCOLIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-60Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SULISOBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE-4 (*)
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
COPPER GLUCONATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (*)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
AVOBENZONE
BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATENone Identified
Data: None
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) EXTRACT
THEOBROMA CACAO EXTRACT (*)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MALPIGHIA PUNICIFOLIA (ACEROLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
MALPIGHIA PUNICIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT (*)
None Identified
Data: None
PEARL POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
CHLORELLA VULGARIS/LUPINUS ALBUS PROTEIN FERMENT (*)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASPARTATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ORYZANOLEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PECTINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PROPYLHEPTYL CAPRYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
CAPRYLOYL GLYCINEUse restrictions
Data: None
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (*)
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
SEA SALT
MARIS SAL (*)
Innocuous
Data: Robust
WATER
AQUA (*)
Innocuous
Data: Robust


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