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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Frothy Scrub, Anti-Pollution Volcanic Clay

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Frothy Scrub, Anti-Pollution Volcanic Clay product label collected on July 28, 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. EWG's rating for Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Frothy Scrub, Anti-Pollution Volcanic Clay is 3.

Data last updated: July 2017

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77004
Appeared as: BENTONITE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

Fair

None
AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA (WEST INDIAN ROSEWOOD) BARK OIL
Appeared as: AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA BARK OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (VIRGINIA RED CEDAR)
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL

• Use restrictions (low)

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

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

None

Limited
ILEX PARAGUARIENSIS (MATE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ILEX PARAGUARIENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
CI 77267
Appeared as: CHARCOAL POWDER

Fair

Fair

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Fair

Robust
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)
Appeared as: QUARTZ

Robust

Limited

Fair

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water), Pumice, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Heptyl Glucoside, Bentonite, Xanthan Gum, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Etlingera Elatior Flower Extract, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Charcoal Powder, Citric Acid, Dextrose, Glyceryl Oleate, Jojoba Esters, Maltodextrin, Quartz, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Phytate, Triethyl Citrate, Vanillin, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Iron Oxides (CI 77499) (1)Certified Organic Ingredient

Directions from packaging:

to use: Gently scrub over skin in the bath or shower. Use daily or several days a week in place of body wash.

Warnings from packaging:

Caution: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

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