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Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Anti-Oil Weightless Moisture Lotion (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Anti-Oil Weightless Moisture Lotion (2014 formulation) product label collected on May 20, 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 Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Anti-Oil Weightless Moisture Lotion (2014 formulation) is 6.

Data last updated: May 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

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

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

None

Limited

Fair
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET)
Appeared as: BETA VULGARIS CICLA EXTRACT

Limited
BRASSICA OLERACEA CAPITATA (CABBAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BRASSICA OLERACEA ACEPHALA LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT

Limited
AMOMUM CARDAMOMUM (ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM SEED EXTRACT

None

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Fair

Fair

Fair
XANTHOPHYLL
Appeared as: XANTHOPHYL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

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

Good

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

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.

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:

Aqua (Water), Isoamyl Laurate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco- Caprylate/Caprate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Sorbitan Olivate, Garcinia Indica Seed Butter, Beta Vulgaris Cicla Extract(2), Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract(3), Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Extract, Lactobacillus/Arundinaria Gigantea Ferment Filtrate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract(1), Ascorbyl Glucoside, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Bisabolol, Calcium Ascorbate, Jojoba Esters, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sucrose, Tapioca Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Xanthophyl, Alcohol(1), Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil(4), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) (1)Certified Organic Ingredient (2)Swiss Chard Extract (3)Kale Extract (4)For Scent Only

Directions from packaging:

Apply to clean face and neck twice a day for a double dose of leafy green goodness. Remove freshness seal under cap prior to first use

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