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Kiko Pure Clean Essence

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kiko Pure Clean Essence 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 Kiko Pure Clean Essence 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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER/EAU)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHONDRUS CRISPUS POWDER (CARRAGEENAN)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair

Robust

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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

None

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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:

AQUA (WATER/EAU), PEG-8, GLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, GLYCERYL OLEATE, SORBITAN LAURATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CHONDRUS CRISPUS POWDER (CARRAGEENAN), METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, LACTIC ACID, CELLULOSE GUM, LYSINE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, HYDROLYZED SILK, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, ZINC CHLORIDE, LECITHIN, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, DISODIUM EDTA

Directions from packaging:

Apply to the face with a cotton ball after cleansing. Alternatively, rub the lotion on to the face with the palms of the hands.

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