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Starflower Essentials Cacao Mint Cleansing Bar (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Starflower Essentials Cacao Mint Cleansing Bar (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 Cacao Mint Cleansing Bar (old formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: March 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLIVE OIL

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER OIL

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL
Appeared as: PALM OIL

Robust

Fair

Limited
THEOBROMO CACAO (COCOA) POWDER
Appeared as: CACAO

None
MENTHA (MINT)
Appeared as: MINT

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: SPEARMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Cold pressed & saponified oils of olive, sunflower, coco-nut, palm kernal, castor; living water; dark Belgian chocolate; raw cacao; fresh mint; peppermint & spearmint essential oils; spirulina.

Directions from packaging:

Starflower Cleansing Bars are exceptionally rich in only the best oils & fresh skin foods. There is no allergy-producing fragrance, dye, colour or preservative added.

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