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ARGANAT ALL NATURAL CLAY TOOTHPASTE PEPPERMINT WHITENING

EWG scientists reviewed the ARGANAT ALL NATURAL CLAY TOOTHPASTE PEPPERMINT WHITENING product label collected on July 12, 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. ARGANAT ALL NATURAL CLAY TOOTHPASTE PEPPERMINT WHITENING is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: July 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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None
FRENCH GREEN CLAY
Appeared as: GREEN ILLITE (FRENCH GREEN CLAY)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Fair
KAOLIN
Appeared as: KAOLIN (WHITE CLAY)

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

Limited
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT)
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) BARK EXTRACT

Robust
SEA SALT
Appeared as: MARIS SAL

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited
ORIGANUM VULGARE (OREGANO) OIL
Appeared as: ORIGANUM VULGARE LEAF OIL

Limited

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

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MENTHA PEPERITA LEAF (FRENCH PEPPERMINT) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

GREEN ILLITE (FRENCH GREEN CLAY), AQUA, KAOLIN (WHITE CLAY), ARGANIA SPINOZA OIL, JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) BARK EXTRACT, MARIS SAL, COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) EXTRACT, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) LEAF EXTRACT, ORIGANUM VULGARE FLOWER EXTRACT, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) LEAF OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAFOIL, ORIGANUM VULGARE LEAF OIL, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, MENTHA PEPERITA LEAF (FRENCH PEPPERMINT) OIL

Directions from packaging:

Use a small amount to gently brush teeth, gums and tongue. Close container tightly.

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