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Desert Essence Revitalizing Oils Moisturizer (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Desert Essence Revitalizing Oils Moisturizer (2016 formulation) product label collected on September 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. EWG's rating for Desert Essence Revitalizing Oils Moisturizer (2016 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: September 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (PLANT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: COCOGLYCERIDES (FROM COCONUT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETEARYL ALCOHOL (FROM COCONUT)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
WHITE TEA
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (WHITE TEA)

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

• Enhanced skin absorption

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

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

Limited
SODIUM LEVULINATE
Appeared as: SODUM LEVULINATE (PLANT)

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHAN GUM (FROM CORN)

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE
Appeared as: SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE (FROM COCONUT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SODIUM PHYTATE
Appeared as: SODIUM PHYTATE (PLANT)

None
LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: LEUCONOSTOC FERMENT FILTRATE

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."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

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:

Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Glycerin (Plant), Cocoglycerides (From Coconut), Cetearyl Alcohol (From Coconut), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan Oil), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (White Tea), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Chamomile), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodum Levulinate (Plant), Xanthan Gum (From Corn), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate (From Coconut), Sodium Phytate (Plant), Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Citric Acid, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide

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