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Data last updated:
October 2018

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La Mer The Cleansing Foam

EWG scientists reviewed La Mer The Cleansing Foam 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 La Mer The Cleansing Foam is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)
QUARTZ POWDER
None Identified
Data: Robust
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-3 DISTEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5
YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
D&C GREEN 5
GREEN 5 (CI 61570)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 6
YELLOW 6 (CI 15985)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Good
FD&C BLUE 1
BLUE 1 (CI 42090)
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF WATER
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF WATER
Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
COPPER GLUCONATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OILUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATENone Identified
Data: None
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
NEPHRITE POWDERNone Identified
Data: None
PEARL POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
TOURMALINENone Identified
Data: Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP)
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA PROTEIN (KELP)
None Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-51None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCO PG DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
HUMIC ACIDOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM BICARBONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE
Cancer
Data: Limited
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Good
MYRISTIC ACIDEcotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LAURIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SEA SALTInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust
CELLULOSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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