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Product score: 06

Data Availability:

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Josie Maran ARGAN EXFOLIATING CLEANSING POWDER

Josie Maran ARGAN EXFOLIATING CLEANSING POWDER

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CATEGORY

Exfoliant/Scrub

BRAND

Josie Maran

DATA LAST UPDATED

June 2023

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 02
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, slip modifier;viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA SHELL POWDER
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
CI 77713
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM CARBONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, ph adjuster, binding, bulking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE GUM
Appeared as: CELLULOSE GUM ** (CARBOXYMETHYL CELLULOSE)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 08
POPULUS TREMULOIDES BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antiseborrhoeic, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA KERNEL MEAL** (OAT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, bulking agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 02
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA STARCH** (RICE)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, bulking agent, binding, bulking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredient score: 03
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
CYCLODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, chelating agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
LAURYL METHACRYLATE/ GLYCOL DIMETHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) film former, hair fixative, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SALICYLIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antiacne agent, antidandruff agent, corn/callus/wart remover, denaturant, exfoliant;fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antidandruff, hair conditioning, keratolytic, masking, preservative, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS GRANDIS PEEL OIL** (GRAPEFRUIT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM PCA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALLANTOIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting, soothing
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Ingredient score: 02
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT**
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 06
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL** (TEA TREE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
PAPAIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, lytic agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF POWDER** (GREEN TEA)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT** (LICORICE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Microcrystalline Cellulose, Argania Spinosa Shell Powder**, Magnesium Carbonate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Cellulose Gum (Carboxymethyl Cellulose)**, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract**, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal**, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch**, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclodextrin**, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Salicylic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil**, Sodium PCA, Allantoin, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract**, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil**, Papain**, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Powder**, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract**, Limonene**

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Understanding scores

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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