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Andalou Naturals Instant Clarity Face Mask, Argan Oil & Blue Clay

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Andalou Naturals Instant Clarity Face Mask, Argan Oil & Blue Clay product label collected on February 12, 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 Andalou Naturals Instant Clarity Face Mask, Argan Oil & Blue Clay is 4.

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Data last updated: February 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA OIL

None
MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE
Appeared as: FRUIT STEM CELLS (MALUS DOMESTICA

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE)
Appeared as: SOLAR VITIS)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO BUTTER

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA EXTRACT

Limited
CENTAUREA CYANUS (CORNFLOWER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTAUREA CYANUS EXTRACT

Limited
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM EXTRACT

Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPALATHUS LINEARIS

Limited
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA (CAMPHOR) OIL
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA OIL

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS OIL

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:

Aloe Barbadensis Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana, Glyceryl Stearate, Vegetable Glycerin, Illite, Argania Spinosa Oil, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis), BioActive 8 Berry Complex, Theobroma Cacao Butter, Salix Alba Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Epilobium Angustifolium Extract, Aspalathus Linearis, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract, Allantoin, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Bergamia Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora Oil, Mentha Piperita Oil, Thymus Vulgaris Oil

Directions from packaging:

Apply evenly to clean, damp or dry skin. Avoid eye and lip areas. Leave on for 10-20 minutes. Rinse clean with cool water.

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