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Earth Science Gentle Facial Scrub, Apricot (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Earth Science Gentle Facial Scrub, Apricot (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 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 Earth Science Gentle Facial Scrub, Apricot (2014 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, and TRICLOSAN)

Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL

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

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited
BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETULA ALBA BARK EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
CI 75130
Appeared as: BETA CAROTENE

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

None

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited
JUGLANS NIGRA (BLACK WALNUT) SHELL EXTRACT
Appeared as: JULGANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER

None

Limited

Fair

None
YUCCA VERA (YUCCA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: YUCCA VERA EXTRACT

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM (HORSE CHESTNUT) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOCASTANUM (HORSE CHESTNUT) OIL

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOYA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, julgans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Oleyl Betaine, Ceteareth 5, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Betula Alba Bark Extract, Yucca Vera Extract, Tocopherol, Prunus Ameniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Allantoin, Lecithin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Pelagonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Vegetable Oil, Beta Carotene, Glycine Soya (Soybean) Sterols, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Sodium PCA, Stearyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Fragrance

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