Find products and ingredients Learn how Skin Deep® works Meet our experts Discover EWG VERIFIED™
Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

The Organic Skin Co. Brightening Almond Seed Face Exfoliant (2016 formulation)

The Organic Skin Co. Brightening Almond Seed Face Exfoliant  (2016 formulation)

WHERE TO BUY

CATEGORY

Exfoliant/Scrub

BRAND

The Organic Skin Co.

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: 03
ROSA RUBIGINOSA SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSA RUBIGINOSA (ROSEHIP) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CENTIFOLIA (ROSE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
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)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS ROSEMARY) CO2 EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER HYDROSOL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning, skin protecting
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA (LOTUS) CO2 EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
HEMIDESMUS INDICUS ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: HEMIDESMUS INDICUS (SARSAPRILLA)CO2 EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
ASPARAGUS RACEMOSUS ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPARAGUS RACEMOSUS (SHATAVARI) ROOT CO2 EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antifungal agent, antimicrobial agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antimicrobial, emollient, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA (PUNARNAVA)
Appeared as: BOERHAAVIA DIFFUSA PUNARNAVA) CO2 EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
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
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE (FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL)
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
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
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) CO2 EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) not reported, astringent, masking
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) solvent
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LONICERA JOPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) CO2 EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, deodorant, emollient
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (AMLA) CO2 EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: OFFICINALIS (AMLA) CO2 EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT

Ingredients from packaging:

Rosa Damascena Flower Hydrosol *, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Vegetable Glycerin**, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Monostearate, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) CO2 Extract*, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Oil, Hemidesmus Indicus (Sarsaprilla)CO2 Extract, Asparagus Racemosus (Shatavari) Root CO2 Extract*, Boerhaavia Diffusa Punarnava) CO2 Extract*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) CO2 Extract Aqua (Water), Lonicera Joponica (Honeysuckle) CO2 Extract Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Rosemary) CO2 Extract, Emblica Officinalis (Amla) CO2 Extract*, Officinalis (Amla) CO2 Extract*

Directions from packaging:

Apply to face with a little water and rub very gently in circular motions before rinsing off.

Warnings from packaging:

0

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
Low Availability
Moderate Availability
High Availability

More exfoliant/scrub

VIEW ALL exfoliant/scrub

EWG research
on the go

Find personal care, cleaning, and food products on the EWG Healthy Living app.

DOWNLOAD THE APP