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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

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KPS Essentials Antioxidant Cacao Mask

KPS Essentials Antioxidant Cacao Mask

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CATEGORY

Mask

BRAND

KPS Essentials

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2023

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 01
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: *Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: *Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, emollient, masking, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
THEOBROMO CACAO (COCOA) POWDER
Appeared as: *Theobroma Cacao Powder
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
MONTMORILLONITE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, bulking, emulsion stabilising, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ILEX PARAGUARIENSIS (MATE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: *Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf (Yerba Mate) Extract
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) BEAN
Appeared as: *Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla Bean) Powder
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE)
Appeared as: *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Powder
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 03
CINNAMOMUM CASSIA
Appeared as: *Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Powder
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
NUTMEG POWDER
Appeared as: *Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Powder
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL
Appeared as: *Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, emollient
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
Appeared as: *Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 06
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: *Eucalyptus Globulus Oil
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES ROOT OIL
Appeared as: *Vetiveria Zizanioides (Vetiver) Root Oil
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

*Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, *Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, *Theobroma Cacao Powder, Montmorillonite (French Green Clay), *Zingiber Officinale (Ginger Root) Powder, *Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf (Yerba Mate) Extract, *Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla Bean) Powder, *Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Powder, *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Powder, *Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Powder, *Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Powder, *Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, *Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, *Eucalyptus Globulus Oil, *Vetiveria Zizanioides (Vetiver) Root Oil

Directions from packaging:

For best results, apply after PREP products. Apply evenly to face and neck with a brush or clean fingers and massage into skin. Leave on for at least 20 minutes to receive benefits. Remove with a warm towel. Use 1-2 times per week. Safe for daily use, if needed. This product may stain towels and clothing.

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

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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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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