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Beautycounter Cleansing Balm

EWG scientists reviewed the Beautycounter Cleansing Balm product label collected on November 06, 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. Beautycounter Cleansing Balm is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: November 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

None
DAVANA OIL
Appeared as: ARTEMESIA PALLENS (DAVANA) FLOWER OIL

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

None

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

Limited

None

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

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

Limited

Fair

Limited
MICHELIA CHAMPACA (CHAMPACA) OIL
Appeared as: MAGNOLIA CHAMPACA (JOY PERFUME TREE) FLOWER OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau, Artemesia Pallens (Davana) Flower Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Mimosa Tenuiflora (Mimosa) Bark Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Cocoate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Silica Silylate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Magnolia Champaca (Joy Perfume Tree) Flower Oil.

Directions from packaging:

Use nightly. In light, circular motions, massage an almond-sized amount into skin, applying gentle pressure to cheeks, forehead, and eyebrows. Dampen cleansing cloth in hand-hot water to gently wipe off balm. Rinse skin thoroughly with cool water.

Warnings from packaging:

External Use Only. Keep out of reach of children.

ABOUT THE SKIN DEEP® RATINGS

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