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Michaderm Ultra Gentle Cleanser (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Michaderm Ultra Gentle Cleanser (2016 formulation) product label collected on February 22, 2016 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 Michaderm Ultra Gentle Cleanser (2016 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: February 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: NATURAL GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: MATRICARIA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT (CHAMOMILE)

• 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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (SAPONIFIED COCONUT) OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
SODIUM LAURYL GLYCOL CARBOXYLATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAURYL GLUCOSE CARBOXYLATE

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: DL-PANTHANOL (PROVITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (ALOE VERA)

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

Limited
CALEDULA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA EXTRACT

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 (water), Lauryl glucoside (plant based), Cocos nucifera (Saponified coconut) oil, Sodium cocoyl glutamate (plant based), Sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate (plant based), Natural glycerin (plant based), dl-Panthanol (Provitamin B5), *Organic aloe barbadensis leaf extract (aloe vera), *Organic calendula extract, *Organic matricaria recutita flower extract (chamomile), Citric acid, Benzoic acid. *Certified organic

Directions from packaging:

Moisten face and hands with lukewarm water. Pump cleanser into your hands and work into a foamy lather. Massage lather onto skin with a gentle, circular motion. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

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