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Previse HydroBalm Moisturizer (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Previse HydroBalm Moisturizer (2016 formulation) product label collected on November 15, 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 Previse HydroBalm Moisturizer (2016 formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: November 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited
EMULSIFYING WAX
Appeared as: EMULSIFYING WAX NF

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DICITRATE/ STEARATE
Appeared as: POLYGLYCERYL-3CITRATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

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:

Aqueous Solution (Water, Algae Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Emulsifying Wax NF, Glyceryl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Citric Acid, Oleyl Erucate, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate/Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance All Natural Bulgarian Lavender and Geranium

Directions from packaging:

Replace your current moisturizer with Previse HydroBalm. • Scoop a dime size amount of HydroBalm from the container and emulsify by gently rubbing between your palms. • Using your fingertips gently massage HydroBalm in a circular motion into all areas of your face, and down your neck. • HydroBalm may help with additional hydration in areas that are particularly sensitive and prone to dryness such as around the eyes, earlobes, and below the chin.

Warnings from packaging:

n/a

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