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Avalon Organics Wrinkle Therapy Cleansing Oil (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Avalon Organics Wrinkle Therapy Cleansing Oil (old formulation) product label collected on August 09, 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 Avalon Organics Wrinkle Therapy Cleansing Oil (old formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: August 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) FRUIT OIL

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COQ10)

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."

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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:

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil(1), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Polyglyceryl -2 Sesquioleate, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Laurate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil(1), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil(1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aqua (water), Phenethyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Geraniol (1)Certified Organic Ingredient

Directions from packaging:

Using dry hands, apply oil generously to dry face. Massage all over to loosen makeup and grime, being careful not to get directly into eyes. Introduce warm water and continue to massage as oil begins to dissolve. Keeping eyes closed, rinse thoroughly.

Warnings from packaging:

CAUTION : For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

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