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Healing-Scents Acne Bar Soap (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Healing-Scents Acne Bar Soap (old formulation) product label collected on June 21, 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 Healing-Scents Acne Bar Soap (old formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: June 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DISTILLED WATER

None
SAPONIFIED OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: SAPONIFIED OLIVE OIL

None
SAPONIFIED COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: SAPONIFIED COCONUT OIL

None

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: SAPONIFIED SOYA OIL

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: COCOA BUTTER

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

Fair
KAOLIN
Appeared as: KAOLIN CLAY

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) KERNEL MEAL
Appeared as: CORN MEAL

Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: NEEM SEED OIL

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

Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL
Appeared as: GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL

Limited
CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) OIL
Appeared as: LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL

Limited
CEDARWOOD OIL
Appeared as: CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
SANTALUM SPICATUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: SANDALWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL.

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

distilled water; saponified olive oil; saponified coconut oil; saponified palm oil; saponified soya oil; cocoa butter; rosemary oil extract; kaolin clay, corn meal; neem seed oil; rose geranium essential oil; grapefruit essential oil; lemongrass essential oil; cedarwood essential oil; tea tree essential oil; sandalwood essential oil.

Directions from packaging:

This bar soap is for Acne on the arms, back, chest, buttock area.

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