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biopelle Ascorderm Refining Cleanser (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the biopelle Ascorderm Refining Cleanser (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 biopelle Ascorderm Refining Cleanser (old formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: July 2013

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Fair
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
Appeared as: IODOPROPYL BUTYLCARBAMATE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5

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

Limited
ACID RED 33
Appeared as: RED 33 (CI 17200)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT

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

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: L ASCORBIC ACID

Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY)
Appeared as: BILBERRY (VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS)

Limited
YUCCA BREVIFOLIA POWDER
Appeared as: YUCCA

None
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: MEADOWSWEET EXTRACT

Robust

Limited

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.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, L Ascorbic Acid, Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus), Yucca, Meadowsweet Extract, Sodium Chloride, Polyquaternium 10, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropyl Butylcarbamate, Yellow 5, Red 33 (CI 17200), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

Directions from packaging:

Each morning and evening cleanse the skin with Ascorderm refining cleanser. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Repeat to remove heavy makeup. Store at room temperature. No animal testing.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not apply to wounds or broken skin. Avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

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