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Josie Maran Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Josie Maran Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub product label collected on July 11, 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 Josie Maran Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2018

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
OXYBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-3

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM . NATURAL ,

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil**, Sucrose**, Butyrosperum Parkii (Shea Butter)**, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil**, Silica, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil**, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil**, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil**, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil**, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aqua (Water)**, Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Laureth-4, Steareth-20, Tocopherol, Parfum (Fragrance)**. *ORGANIC **NATURAL

Directions from packaging:

Massage scrub into damp skin using circular motions over entire body. Concentrate on dry areas such as knees, heels, and elbows. Rinse well. Follow with Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter.

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