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White & Elm Balancing Facial Toner

EWG scientists reviewed the White & Elm Balancing Facial Toner product label collected on July 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. White & Elm Balancing Facial Toner 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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Occupational hazards
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DISTILLED WATER (AQUA)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER
Appeared as: MATRICARIA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) HYDROSOL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
Appeared as: SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) ESSENTIAL OIL

Limited
SANTALUM SPICATUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: SANTALUM SPICATUM (SANDALWOOD) ESSENTIAL OIL

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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:

Distilled Water (Aqua), Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Hydrosol, Glycerin (Vegetable), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Essential Oil, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Essential Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid

Directions from packaging:

Shake well before use. Spritz face lightly with toner between cleansing and moisturizing. Do not rinse.

Warnings from packaging:

STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE AWAY FROM HEAT, LIGHT AND MOISTURE · CLOSE LID TIGHTLY · FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY· KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN’S REACH

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