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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water (2017 formulation)

Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water (2017 formulation)

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Facial Cleanser

BRAND

DERMA E

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2017

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    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
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
NATURAL FRAGRANCE OILS
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPANEDIOL
Appeared as: PROPANEDIOL (VEGETABLE DERIVED)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITAN OLEATE DECYLGLUCOSIDE CROSSPOLYMER (PLANT DERIVED)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C; STAY-C 50)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYTIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, oral care agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALPHA-GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDE
Appeared as: ALPHA-GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDE (VEGETABLE DERIVED)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYMNIA SONCHIFOLIA ROOT JUICE
Appeared as: POLYMNIA SONCHIFOLIA (YACON) ROOT JUICE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
MALTODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS (PROBIOTIC)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredients from packaging:

PURIFIED WATER, PROPANEDIOL (VEGETABLE DERIVED), SORBITAN OLEATE DECYLGLUCOSIDE CROSSPOLYMER (PLANT DERIVED), POLYSORBATE 20, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C, STAY-C 50), PHYTIC ACID, ALPHA-GLUCAN OLIGOSACCHARIDE (VEGETABLE DERIVED), POLYMNIA SONCHIFOLIA (YACON) ROOT JUICE, MALTODEXTRIN, LACTOBACILLUS (PROBIOTIC), ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, NATURAL FRAGRANCE OILS

Directions from packaging:

Apply to a cotton pad and sweep gently over face, eyes, lips and neck. No rinsing required. Use in the morning and evening

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.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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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.

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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