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Whamisa Organic Kelp Mask

Whamisa Organic Kelp Mask

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Mask

BRAND

Whamisa

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2016

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ADENOSINE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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ALOE MACULATA LEAF EXTRACT
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ANEMARRHENA ASPHODELOIDES ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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ANGELICA KEISKEI LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA POLYMORPHA SINENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin conditioning
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ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) WOOD OIL
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CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, abrasive
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BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) oral care agent
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BISABOLOL
Appeared as: (-)-ALPHA-BISABOLOL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning, soothing
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CAMELLIA JAPONICA SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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CHLORELLA FERMENT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CITRUS JUNOS FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CORYLUS AVELLANA (HAZEL) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) OIL
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DIOSCOREA OPPOSITA (WILD YAM) ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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LACTOBACILLUS/ ALOE BARBADENSIS FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/MACULATA ALOE LEAF/MOLASSES FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LEONURUS SIBIRICUS EXTRACT
Appeared as: LEONURUS SIBIRICUS FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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NATTO GUM
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, film forming
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PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA (MOUTAN) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
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PLANTAGO ASIATICA EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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ROYAL JELLY
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SACCHARINA JAPONICA
Appeared as: LAMINARIA JAPONICA
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SACCHARINA JAPONICA EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA JAPONICA EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, skin protecting
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SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, astringent, humectant, soothing
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SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) lytic agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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TRIGONELLA FOENUM-GRAECUM SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
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XANTHAN GUM
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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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Ingredients from packaging:

[Sheet] Laminaria Japonica [Essence] *Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, *Lactobacillus/Maculata Aloe Leaf/Molasses Ferment Filtrate, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, ****(-)-alpha-bisabolol, Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Seed Extract, Natto Gum, Leonurus Sibiricus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Dioscorea Opposita (Wild Yam) Root Extract, *Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, *Centella Asiatica Extract, *Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract, *Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Chlorella Ferment, *Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, *Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Royal Jelly, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Plantago Asiatica Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, ****Adenosine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon (Lemon Grass) Oil.

Directions from packaging:

[How to use] Cleanse face with Whamisa's Foam Cleansing Cream and apply a Whamisa toner to rebalance skin before applying mask. Kelp mask comes in two parts, top and bottom. Apply bottom half first, after removing mask from white sheet. Apply side protected by the white sheet to face. Remove the mask after 15-20minutes and gently pat excess serum onto face and neck. Use 2-3times a week for 4 weeks.

Warnings from packaging:

[Precautions] Stop use if product causes irritation. If symptoms continue, seek medical advice. Do not use on wounds. Keep out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Use immediately after opening. One time use only. For external use. Keep out of reach of children.

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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Unknown

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