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Acure Exfoliating Body Wash Pure Mint & Lilac Stem Cell (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Acure Exfoliating Body Wash Pure Mint & Lilac Stem Cell (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 Acure Exfoliating Body Wash Pure Mint & Lilac Stem Cell (2014 formulation) is 2.

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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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM SORBATE (FOOD GRADE PRESERVATIVE)

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None
EUTERPE OLERACEAE (ACAI) BERRY
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) BERRY

Limited

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE)
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIPS)

Limited

Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS)
Appeared as: FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED ROOIBOS

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS VERA LEAF JUICE

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

Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAURYL METHYL ISETHIONATE (FROM COCONUT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
BETAINE
Appeared as: NATURALLY DERIVED BETAINE (FROM SUGAR BEETS)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE (FROM COCONUT & AMINO ACIDS)

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE (FROM COCONUT & AMINO ACIDS)

• Use restrictions (low)

None
COCOGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: COCOGLUCOSIDE HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE (SUGAR CONDITIONER)

Limited
SODIUM LEVULINATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LEVULINATE (FROM CORN)

None
HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE (GUAR GUM CONDITIONER)

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) OIL
Appeared as: AGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN OIL)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED OLEA EUROPEA (OLIVE) OIL

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) SEED OIL

None
ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) OIL
Appeared as: ATTALEA SPECIOSA (BABASSU) OIL

Limited
CHENOPODIUM QUINOA (QUINOA) PROTEIN
Appeared as: CHENOPODIUM QUINOA PROTEIN EXTRACT

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COQ10)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) BEADS
Appeared as: JOJOBA BEADS

None
SYRINGA VULGARIS (LILAC) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYRINGA VULGARIS (LILAC) STEM CELL EXTRACT

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT)
Appeared as: MENTHA PEPERITA (PEPPERMINT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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:

Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified Organic Rooibos, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauryl Methyl Isethionate (From Coconut), 100% Naturally Derived Betaine (From Sugar Beets), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (From Coconut & Amino Acids), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (From Coconut & Amino Acids), Cocoglucoside Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Sugar Conditioner), Sodium Levulinate (From Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Gum Conditioner), Potassium Sorbate (Food Grade Preservative), Organic Agania Spinosa (Argan Oil), Organic Fair Trade Certified Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil, Attalea Speciosa (Babassu) Oil, Chenopodium Quinoa Protein Extract, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Jojoba Beads, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Stem Cell Extract, Mentha Peperita (Peppermint), Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Essential Oil

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