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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

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Block Island Organics Purifying Facial Cleanser

Block Island Organics Purifying Facial Cleanser

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CATEGORY

Facial Cleanser

BRAND

Block Island Organics

DATA LAST UPDATED

February 2022

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    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: 05
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, astringent, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • 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)
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Ingredient score: 04
TAGETES ERECTA (AZTEC MARIGOLD) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TAGETES ERECTA (MARIGOLD)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT (VITAMIN C)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • 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)
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Ingredient score: 02
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • 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)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)
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
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSE HIP EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA RUBIGINOSA (ROSEHIP) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL HERB)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SKIN EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA (LOTUS BEAN) GUM
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
COCO POLYGLUCOSE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
AVENA SATIVA (OAT)
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA (WHOLE OAT)
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM CHLORIDE (SALT)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (BLUEBERRY) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported
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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.

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.


Unknown

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

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

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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