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Maya Chia The Optimist Hydrating Essence

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Maya Chia The Optimist Hydrating 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 Maya Chia The Optimist Hydrating Essence is 3.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (NEROLI) ESSENTIAL OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Limited

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

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA (SAKE) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF (WHITE TEA) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURE WATER (AQUA)

None

None
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Fair
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETA VULGARIS (BEET) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

None

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
SALVIA HISPANICA SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA HISPANICA (CHIA SEED) EXTRACT

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

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.

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 barbadensis (*aloe) leaf juice, oryza sativa (*sake) extract, camellia sinensis leaf (*white tea) extract, pure water (aqua), leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, lactobacillus, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, **hydrolyzed corn starch (and) beta vulgaris (beet) root extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride, panthenol, phospholipids, **xylityl - glucoside -anhydroxylitol - xylitol, lauryl glucoside (and) myristyl glucoside (and) polyglyceryl-6 laurate, salvia hispanica (chia seed) extract (and) astaxanthin, polyacrylate crosspolymer-6, glycyrrhiza glabra (*licorice) root extract, citrus sinensis (*sweet orange) essential oil, citrus aurantium amara (neroli) essential oil, cananga odorata (*ylang ylang) essential oil, potassium sorbate

Directions from packaging:

Apply to clean skin.

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