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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

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Carol's Daughter Açai Clarifying Foaming Face Wash (2016 formulation)

Carol's Daughter Açai Clarifying Foaming Face Wash (2016 formulation)

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Facial Cleanser

BRAND

Carol's Daughter

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2016

Ingredient concerns

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  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • HIGH
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 09
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, antistatic, cleansing, emulsifying, foaming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, humectant, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFATE
Appeared as: SODIUM C14-16 ALPHA OLEFIN SULFONATE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCONOLACTONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOBACILLUS/ ARUNDINARIA GIGANTEA FERMENT FILTRATE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, cleansing, foaming, hair conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM PHYTATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, oral care agent, chelating, oral care
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium C14-16 Alpha Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Gluconolactone, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lactobacillus/Arundinaria Gigantea Ferment Filtrate, Tocopherol Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Phytate

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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