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Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser (2016 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

None

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) WOOD OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) OIL
Appeared as: GERANIUM MACULATUM OIL

None
GUAIACUM OFFICINALE WOOD EXTRACT
Appeared as: GUAIAC (GUAIACUM OFFICINALE) EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA (WEST INDIAN ROSEWOOD) BARK OIL
Appeared as: AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA BARK OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
CINNAMOMUM CASSIA
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM CASSIA LEAF OIL

Limited

Limited
PIPER NIGRUM (BLACK PEPPER) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: PIPER NIGRUM (PEPPER) SEED EXTRACT

Fair

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:

: Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Alcohol, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Guaiac (Guaiacum Officinale) Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Rosa Damascena Extract, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Extract, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Citric Acid, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

Directions from packaging:

Gently massage a quarter-size amount onto a lightly damp face, and massage for 30-60 seconds. rinse and pat dry. use morning and evening. follow with appropriate treatment and moisturizer.

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