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INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Foundation, Cocoa

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Foundation, Cocoa product label collected on August 22, 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 INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Foundation, Cocoa is 4.

Data last updated: August 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
ROSE HIP OIL
Appeared as: ROSA EGLENTARIA SEED (ROSEHIP) OIL

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
LECITHIN
Appeared as: LECITHIN (SOYA)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491

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

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: CI 77499). CERTIFIED

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

Limited

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL

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

Limited

Fair
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID)

None

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL (ARGAN) OIL

Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS EXTRACT
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM ROSEUM LEAF (GERANIUM) OIL

None
TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA (KAKADU PLUM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA (KAKADU PLUM) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER

Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (ALEXANDRIAN LAUREL) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) SEED 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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii [Shea] Butter*, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Oleyl Oleate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Rosa Eglentaria Seed (Rosehip) Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Lecithin (Soya)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Sodium Levulinate, Glyceryl Caprylate , Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cetearyl Glucoside, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Sodium Anisate, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil*, Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil*, Pelargonium Roseum Leaf (Geranium) Oil*, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower*, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, May Contain (+/-) Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). *Certified Organic

Directions from packaging:

Dispense a small amount of INIKA’s Certified Organic Liquid Foundation to the back of the hand. Using the INIKA Vegan Foundation Brush, start by dabbing a small amount of foundation to the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. A small amount goes a long way when using INIKA’s Certified Organic Liquid Foundation. Problem areas can be easily concealed by applying more product for an even and flawless complexion. Blending the INIKA Certified Organic Liquid Foundation is essential as it provides an airbrushed finish. Finally blend around your jawline, hairline and ears to avoid leaving distinct lines.

Warnings from packaging:

Patch test before use. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water.

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