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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2014

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Karen's Botanicals Facial Cream, Lavender, SPF 15

EWG scientists reviewed Karen's Botanicals Facial Cream, Lavender, SPF 15 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 Karen's Botanicals Facial Cream, Lavender, SPF 15 is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
EMULSIFYING WAXMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
NON-NANO ZINC OXCIDE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
MIXED TOPCOPHEROLS
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE)None Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
LAVENDER BLOSSOMS
None Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
OILS OF HELIANTHUS ( SUNFOWER OIL)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
JOJOBA OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE) OIL
BLUE CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: None
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