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Proverb Hydrating Protein Complex Moisturizer

EWG scientists reviewed the Proverb Hydrating Protein Complex Moisturizer product label collected on November 29, 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. Proverb Hydrating Protein Complex Moisturizer is EWG VERIFIED™.

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) BUD EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Good

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

None
PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS SEED OIL
Appeared as: PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS (INCA INCHI) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) NUT BUTTER

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

None
COCOYL HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
Appeared as: COCOYL HYDROLYZED ALBUMEN

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES

None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/TOMATO FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT

Limited

None

None

Limited

Limited
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) OIL
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) LEAF OIL

Fair

Limited

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

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) PLANT OIL

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

Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) PLANT OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA (MOUNTAIN PEPPER) FRUIT OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL POWDER
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) PEEL OIL

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

Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: POGOSTEMOM CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL

None
CITRUS AURANTIUM (BITTER ORANGE) LEAF-TWIG OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) LEAF OIL

Fair
CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE)
Appeared as: CITRUS SINENSIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF OIL

Fair

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) FRUIT OIL

Fair

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

None

Fair

Limited
SPIRULINA PLATENSIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: SPIRULINA PLATENSIS (SPIRULINA) EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS (INCA INCHI) SEED OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) NUT BUTTER, COCOYL HYDROLYZED ALBUMEN, HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, LACTOBACILLUS/TOMATO FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT, SUCROSE COCOATE, COCONUT ALCOHOL, DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINE, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) LEAF OIL, BENZYL ACETATE, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) BUD EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) PLANT OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) PLANT OIL, LITSEA CUBEBA (MOUNTAIN PEPPER) FRUIT OIL, METHYL ANTHRANILATE, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) PEEL OIL, POGOSTEMOM CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) LEAF OIL, CITRUS SINENSIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF OIL, TRIETHYL CITRATE, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL, XANTHAN GUM, HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) FRUIT OIL, MALTOSE, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF GEL, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, AGAVE TEQUILANA LEAF EXTRACT, DEXTRIN, SPIRULINA PLATENSIS (SPIRULINA) EXTRACT, SODIUM CITRATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, CITRAL, EUGENOL, GERANIOL

Directions from packaging:

1)Apply twice daily, am/pm, as a part of your online prescription (www.proverbsskin.com/wizard) 2)Pump one dose of moisturizer out onto hand 3)Pat it onto the face and neck and lightly smooth over skin. Don’t drag your skin downwards.

Warnings from packaging:

Caution: Dermatologically tested. Store in cool, dry dark place

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