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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

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Intelligent Nutrients Refining Micro Polish (2016 formulation)

Intelligent Nutrients Refining Micro Polish (2016 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Exfoliant/Scrub

BRAND

Intelligent Nutrients

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2016

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 05
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR(NECTAR TYPE)
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 04
ZINC SULFATE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, cosmetic biocide, oral care agent, antimicrobial, antiplaque, astringent, oral care
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsion stabilising, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
JOJOBA ESTERS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, moisturising, skin conditioning, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITAN OLIVATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL OLIVATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of stearic acid., cleansing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, masking, refatting, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
BUDDLEJA DAVIDII CELL CULTURE
Appeared as: BUDDLEJA DAVIDII MERISTEM CELL CULTURE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED ALGIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent
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Ingredient score: 01
CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
NIGELLA SATIVA (BLACK CUMIN) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, perfuming, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
BENZOIN GUM
Appeared as: STYRAX BENZOIN GUM
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, film former, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
MYRISTICA FRAGRANS (NUTMEG) KERNEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient
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Ingredient score: 01
SANTALUM SPICATA (SANDALWOOD) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SANTALUM SPICATA (SANDALWOOD) OIL
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) OIL
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCONOLACTONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water), Decyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil,1 Cetyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder,1 Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,1 Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Stearic Acid, Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture,2 Hydrolyzed Algin,3 Corallina Officinalis Extract,3 Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil,4 Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil,4 Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil,4 Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil,4 Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil,4 Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,1 Aroma,5 Xanthan Gum, Zinc Sulfate, Gluconolactone, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene,6 Linalool,6 Benzyl Benzoate,6 Tocopherol (Vitamin E) 1 Certified Organic 2 Plant Stem Cell Antioxidant 3 Algae Bioactives 4 Antioxidant Intellimune® Super Seed Oil Complex 5 Active Aroma / Flavor Oils: Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil,1 Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil,1 Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil,1 Styrax Benzoin Gum,1 Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil,1 Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil,1 Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil,1 Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil,1 Santalum Spicata (Sandalwood) Oil,1 Flavor(Nectar Type),1 Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil1 6 Naturally Occurring Component Of Organic Essential Oil Blend

Directions from packaging:

Apply to damp face and neck, massage gently to exfoliate dead surface cells, rinse product off and pat dry. Gentle enough to use daily. Avoid using on active breakouts.

Product's animal testing policies

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