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Beauty Without Cruelty Herbal Cream Facial Cleanser (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Beauty Without Cruelty Herbal Cream Facial Cleanser (2017 formulation) product label collected on May 16, 2017 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 Beauty Without Cruelty Herbal Cream Facial Cleanser (2017 formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: May 2017

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM ROSEUM (GERANIUM) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL

Limited

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS AMARA (BITTER ALMOND) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (ALMOND) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Appeared as: MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, glycerin, lauryl glucoside, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (almond) seed oil, Rosa canina (rose hip) seed oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Pelargonium roseum (geranium) oil, Lavandula hybrida (lavandin) flower oil*, Mentha spicata (spearmint) oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oil*, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Macrocystis pyrifera (kelp) extract, Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, Citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel extract, allantoin, panthenol, sorbitol, sodium stearoyl glutamate, phenoxyethanol, benzyl alcohol, potassium sorbate, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbic acid, citric acid.

Directions from packaging:

To use: Rinse face with warm water. Apply cleanser to face with fingertips. Gently massage over face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry with soft cloth.

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