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Avalon Organics Brilliant Balance Purifying Towelettes (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Avalon Organics Brilliant Balance Purifying Towelettes (2016 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 Brilliant Balance Purifying Towelettes (2016 formulation) is 4.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

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

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (PURIFIED WATER)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Limited

None

Limited
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: QUILLAJA SAPONARIA BARK EXTRACT

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

None

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

Limited
CAPRYLYL/ CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLYL/CAPRIC GLUCOSIDE

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

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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Leaping Bunny

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Purified Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Babassu Oil Polyglyceryl-4 Esters, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Extract(1), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract(1), Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract(1), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract(1), Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract(1), Ascorbyl Glucoside, Biosaccharide gum-1, Calcium Gluconate, Caprylyl/Capric Glucoside, Citric Acid, Gluconolactone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Phytate, Alcohol(1), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citral, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool (1)Certified Organic Ingredient Product is preserved with Sodium Benzoate

Directions from packaging:

Gently wipe over face and neck to free skin of makeup and impurities. Rinsing is unnecessary. Securely reseal pack after each use to maintain freshness.

Warnings from packaging:

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

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