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Starflower Essentials Rose Creme Cleanser (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Starflower Essentials Rose Creme Cleanser (old formulation) product label collected on March 14, 2014 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 Starflower Essentials Rose Creme Cleanser (old formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: March 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) OIL
Appeared as: ROSE OTTO ESSENTIAL OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ROSE ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
EMULSIFYING WAX
Appeared as: VEGETABLE EMULSIFYING WAX

Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, and TRICLOSAN)

Fair
CI 75130
Appeared as: BETA CAROTENE

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL
Appeared as: PALMA ROSA ESSENTIAL OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
PELARGONIUM CAPITATUM (GERANIUM) OIL
Appeared as: GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAGE EXTRACT

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY EXTRACT

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER
Appeared as: WITCH HAZEL WATER

Fair

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (BULGARIAN ROSE) WATER
Appeared as: BULGARIAN ROSEWATER

Limited
TARAXACUM OFFICINALE (DANDELION) ROOT
Appeared as: DANDELION ROOT

Limited
TARAXACUM OFFICINALE (DANDELION) LEAF
Appeared as: DANDELION LEAF

None

Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) ROOT
Appeared as: ECHINACEA ROOT

Limited
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS)
Appeared as: HOPS

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT
Appeared as: BURDOCK ROOT

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: SAFFLOWER OIL

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SESAME OIL

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE VERA GEL

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Robust

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Distilled water; vegetable emulsifying wax; *seaweed extract; *aloe vera gel; vegetable glycerin; *oils of high oleic safflower and sesame; *herbal infusions of burdock root, hops, echinacea root, plantain leaf, dandelion root & leaf; *Bulgarian rosewater; *witch hazel water; xanthan gum; *essential oils; *beta carotene; sage and rosemary antioxidants; grapefruit seed extract. *Certified Organic or Wildcrafted

Directions from packaging:

Rinse face, neck and ears with warm water. Apply one pump of Rose Creme Cleanser and massage into facial skin. Thoroughly rinse, first with warm water, then with cool. Follow with a Starflower nutrient toner and moisturizer.

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