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Block Island Organics Purifying Facial Cleanser

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Block Island Organics Purifying Facial Cleanser product label collected on August 27, 2019 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 Block Island Organics Purifying Facial Cleanser is 3.

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Data last updated: August 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT (VITAMIN C)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
TAGETES ERECTA (AZTEC MARIGOLD) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TAGETES ERECTA (MARIGOLD)

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited
ROSE HIP EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA RUBIGINOSA (ROSEHIP) EXTRACT

Limited
HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL HERB)

Limited

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA (LOTUS BEAN) GUM

None

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT)
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA (WHOLE OAT)

Limited

Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM CHLORIDE (SALT)

Limited

Limited

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.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Purified spring mineral water), Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Extract*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Herb)*, Arctium Lappa (Burdock)*, Tagetes Erecta (Marigold)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Skin Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus Bean) Gum*, Coco Polyglucose (Vegetarian foaming agent) from Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) and Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable)*, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum*, Avena Sativa (Whole Oat), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract (Vitamin C), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract/Sodium Chloride (Salt) /Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Extract/Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) Extract as Eco-responsible plant preservative (*Certified Organic)

Directions from packaging:

Wet face and apply with fingertips. Massage gently and rinse. Discontinue if irritation occurs.

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