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Whamisa Organic Kelp Mask

EWG scientists reviewed the Whamisa Organic Kelp Mask product label collected on November 02, 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. Whamisa Organic Kelp Mask is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: November 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
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)

Limited

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

Limited
SACCHARINA JAPONICA
Appeared as: LAMINARIA JAPONICA

None

• Cancer (moderate)

None

None
LACTOBACILLUS/ ALOE BARBADENSIS FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/MACULATA ALOE LEAF/MOLASSES FERMENT FILTRATE

• Cancer (moderate)

Limited

Limited
ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA POLYMORPHA SINENSIS ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: (-)-ALPHA-BISABOLOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

None

None
LEONURUS SIBIRICUS EXTRACT
Appeared as: LEONURUS SIBIRICUS FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

Limited

None

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

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

None

Limited
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT

None

Fair

Limited

None

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited
PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA (MOUTAN) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT

None

Fair

Limited
ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) WOOD OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

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.

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