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The Lotus Essence

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the The Lotus 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 The Lotus Essence is 4.

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Data last updated: September 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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

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

None

• Cancer (low)
• 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
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

None
HYDROGENATED POLY(C6-14 OLEFIN)
Appeared as: HYDROGENATED C6-14 OLEFIN POLYMERS

None

Limited

Limited

Fair

Robust

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES OIL

Limited

Limited

None

Limited
CAMELLIA JAPONICA (JAPANESE CALMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT

None

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3 (CERAMIDE NP)

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES (SUNFLOWER)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Fair

Limited

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.

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:

Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide , Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Water, Xanthan Gum, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Coco-Glucoside, Octyldodecanol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Benzoic Acid, Citric Acid, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide 3(Ceramide NP), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Sodium Lactate, Tocopherol, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

Directions from packaging:

Apply 2-3 pumps after cleansing and toner and pat to absorb into skin.

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