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Product score: 01

Data Availability:

Limited

Board and Batten Begin Again Micro Facial Buff and Masque (2017 formulation)

Board and Batten Begin Again Micro Facial Buff and Masque (2017 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Exfoliant/Scrub

BRAND

Board and Batten

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2017

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    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: 04
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, refreshing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, skin protectant, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
SOLANUM TUBEROSUM (POTATO) STARCH
Appeared as: SOLANUM TUBEROSUM FLOUR (POTATO)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, bulking agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
CYPERUS ESCULENTUS (TIGER NUT) ROOT OIL
Appeared as: CYPERUS ESCULENTUS FLOUR (TIGER NUT)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA KERNEL FLOUR
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, bulking agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE (OAT)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
KAOLIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, skin protectant;slip modifier, anticaking, bulking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA(WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, astringent, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
RESVERATROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin protectant, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, tonic
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Ingredients from packaging:

zea mays (corn) starch*, Solanum Tuberosum (potato) flour, Cyperus esculentus (tiger nut) flour*, Avena Sativa (Oat) kernel flour*,Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, kaolin, Salix Alba(willow) Bark Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Juice, resveratrol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)* , Mentha Piperita (Peppermint)

Directions from packaging:

For exfoliating wash: mix 1/2 teaspoon of Begin Again with warm water to form a creamy paste. Massage onto damp face and neck using gentle, upward motions. Remove with warm water. For nourishing masque: mix 1 teaspoon of Begin Again with 2 teaspoons of honey. Leave for 10-15 minutes. Remove with warm water.

Warnings from packaging:

None

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

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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.

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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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