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Product score: 01

Data Availability:

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Vika's Essentials Exfoliating Facial Scrub (2017 formulation)

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
ZEA MAYS (CORN) KERNEL MEAL
Appeared as: CORNMEAL (ZEA MAIZE)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, bulking agent, binding, bulking
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Ingredient score: 01
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL MEAL
Appeared as: OATMEAL (AVENA SATIVA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, bulking agent, bulking
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL POWDER
Appeared as: ORANGE PEEL POWDER (CITRUS SINENSIS)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) MEAL
Appeared as: ALMOND MEAL (PRUNUS DULCIS)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
APRICOT KERNELS
Appeared as: APRICOT KERNEL GROUND (PRUNUS ARMENIACA)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredients from packaging:

Cornmeal (Zea maize)*, Oatmeal (Avena Sativa)*, Orange Peel Powder (Citrus sinensis)*, Almond Meal (Prunus dulcis)*, Apricot Kernel Ground (Prunus armeniaca)*. * certified organic ingredient. USDA Certified organic by OCIA

Directions from packaging:

Scoop half tsp. of powder on palm. Add warm water or yogurt and make a wet paste. Apply it to the face with gentle circular motions for 10-15 seconds. Rinse off with warm water. Your skin will feel softer, cleaner, and refreshed!This organic product has no synthetic preservatives. Store in a cool place, away from moisture. Use within 12 months.

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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