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Proverb Skin Definition Vitamin Scrub

EWG scientists reviewed the Proverb Skin Definition Vitamin Scrub product label collected on March 20, 2017 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 Skin Definition Vitamin Scrub is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: March 2017

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
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)

Good

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

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

Limited

None

None
COCOYL HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
Appeared as: COCOYL HYDROLYZED ALBUMEN

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

Limited

• Occupational hazards (high)

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

None
PERSEA GRATISSIMA SEED
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) SEED

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

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

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL

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

None

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 (high)

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

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

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

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

Good

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

Fair

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

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:

GLYCERIN, AQUA (WATER), CETEARYL OLIVATE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) SHELL POWDER, SORBITAN OLIVATE, COCOYL HYDROLYZED ALBUMEN, LACTOBACILLUS/TOMATO FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, CITRUS SINENSIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) SEED, XANTHAN GUM, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, METHYL ANTHRANILATE, TRIETHYL CITRATE, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) PEEL OIL, BENZYL ACETATE, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) PLANT OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) PLANT OIL, LITSEA CUBEBA (MOUNTAIN PEPPER) FRUIT OIL, POGOSTEMOM CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) LEAF OIL, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) BUD EXTRACT, OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) LEAF OIL, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF OIL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL

Directions from packaging:

Download Proverb …APP for personalised skin plan and usage. 1)Pump out one dose onto your fingertips. 2) Apply around your face and massage in small circles. Concentrate on congested areas. 3) Add water as needed.4)Rinse off with warm water and or a face cloth. Warning: Do not exfoliate after shaving, the skin is too sensitive at this point.

Warnings from packaging:

Dermatologically tested. Store in cool, dry dark place

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