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Healing-Scents Exfoliating Face Serum (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Healing-Scents Exfoliating Face Serum (2016 formulation) product label collected on May 10, 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 Healing-Scents Exfoliating Face Serum (2016 formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: May 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)
Appeared as: WITCH HAZEL

Limited

Limited
PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) MEAL
Appeared as: ALMOND MEAL

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT)
Appeared as: OATS

Limited

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
Appeared as: CALENDULA POWDER

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) KERNEL MEAL
Appeared as: CORN MEAL

Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SALT

Fair

Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: NEEM SEED OIL

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY OIL EXTRACT

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL.

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

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:

water; witch hazel; citric acid; milk powder; almond meal; oats; buttermilk powder; calendula powder; corn meal; salt; potassium sorbate; xanthan gum; neem seed oil; rosemary oil extract; tea tree essential oil; lavender essential oil.

Directions from packaging:

Gently massage on clean skin. Leave on no more than 10 minutes, 5 minutes for sensitive skin. Remove with a warm wet cloth. Pat dry. Use Forever Young Facial Oil. Skin may be red, tender and sensitive 1-3 days after use.

Warnings from packaging:

Skin may be red, tender and sensitive 1-3 days after use.

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