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Data last updated:
October 2018

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La Mer The Body Refiner

EWG scientists reviewed La Mer The Body Refiner 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 Body Refiner is 6.
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
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)None Identified
Data: Robust
BENZYL BENZOATEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
HEXYL CINNAMALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) The product manufacturer has listed sodium 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 sodium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
C12-20 ACID PEG-8 ESTEROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
D&C GREEN 5
GREEN 5 (CI 61570)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
COPPER GLUCONATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DIATOMACEOUS EARTHMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) PEEL EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OILUse restrictions
Data: Fair
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATENone 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
AHNFELTIA CONCINNA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA (KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SILYBUM MARIANUM (LADY'S THISTLE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP)
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA PROTEIN (KELP)
None Identified
Data: None
MELON FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
TOURMALINENone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTERNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OILNone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
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
CREATINENone Identified
Data: Fair
DIAMOND POWDERNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
HUMIC ACIDOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITENone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCOSAMINE HCLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
[product of sodium hydroxide and BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER]
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILData gaps
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATEEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE
Cancer
Data: Limited
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Good
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust
SEA SALTInnocuous
Data: Robust
CELLULOSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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