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Be The Skin Botanical Pore Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Be The Skin Botanical Pore Serum product label collected on September 14, 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 Be The Skin Botanical Pore Serum is 5.

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Data last updated: September 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

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

Fair
CINNAMONUM CASSIA (CINNAMON) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM CASSIA BARK EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair
PIPER METHYSTICUM (KAVA KAVA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PIPER METHYSTICUM LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (high)

Good
CUPRIC SULFATE
Appeared as: COPPER SULFATE

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Robust

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

None

None

None

Limited

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

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

None
POTERIUM OFFICINALE (BURNET) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POTERIUM OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None
BUDDLEJA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUDDLEJA DAVIDII EXTRACT

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

None

Limited

Limited

None
SARGASSUM FUSIFORME EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIZIKIA FUSIFORME EXTRACT

Limited
CODIUM TOMENTOSUM (ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CODIUM TOMENTOSUM EXTRACT

None
GELIDIUM CARTILAGINEUM (RED ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GELIDIUM CARTILAGINEUM EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

Robust

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Laurus Nobilis Leaf Extract, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Poterium Officinale Root Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Artemisia Umbelliformis Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Aluminum Chloride, Zinc Chloride, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Lysine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Cleanse and tone face. Apply 1-2 pumps of serum all over face or concentrate to T-zone and areas of excessive sebum and oil production. Gently pat product into skin with fingertips. Follow with the Botanical Pore Cream to seal hydration and active ingredients in.

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