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Ginga Biodynamic Purifying Cleanser

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ginga Biodynamic Purifying Cleanser product label collected on June 29, 2018 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 Ginga Biodynamic Purifying Cleanser is 2.

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Data last updated: June 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGAN GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL*

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLIVE OIL*

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL*

Limited

Limited
DIMETHYL SULFONE
Appeared as: MSM

Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROOIBOS EXTRACT*

None

Fair

Fair

Limited
CALOPHYLIUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ALEXANDRIAN LAUREL OIL*

Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: PINK GRAPEFRUIT OIL*

Limited

Fair
LICHEN
Appeared as: FRUTICOSE LICHEN EXTRACT

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: WHITE WILLOW EXTRACT*

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PROVITAMIN B5

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: VITAMIN C

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER OIL

Fair

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."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

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:

Aloe Vera Juice*, Alcohol*, Olive Oil*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Vegan Glycerin, Jojoba Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, MSM, Rooibos Extract*, DMAE Bitartrate, Hyaluronic Acid, Activated Charcoal, Alexandrian Laurel Oil*, Pink Grapefruit Oil*, Green & White Tea Extract*, Fruticose Lichen Extract, White Willow Extract*, Provitamin B5, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sunflower Oil, Xanthan Gum *Certified Organic Ingredient | All ingredients from vegan sources | 84% Organic

Directions from packaging:

How to use: Apply to damp skin. Massage gently to activate. Rinse. Gentle enough for twice daily use. No synthetic surfactants, so no foam. Stay healthy.

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