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Missha MISA Cho Gong Jin Essence

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Missha MISA Cho Gong Jin 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 Missha MISA Cho Gong Jin Essence is 4.

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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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: FRAGRANCE (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)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Fair

None

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Fair
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT

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

Limited

Limited

Robust

None
PUERARIA LOBATA (KUDZU) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUERARIA LOBATA ROOT EXTRACT

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

None

Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT

None

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA (BLACK COHOSH) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA POLYMORPHA SINENSIS ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER)
Appeared as: TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT

Limited

None

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ANGELICA ACUTILOBA
Appeared as: ANGELICA ACUTILOBA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Phellinus Linteus Extract, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Water, Niacinamide, Polyglycerin-3, PEG-150, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Fragrance(Parfum), Sodium Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Steareth-20, Adenosine, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dextrin, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Soy Isoflavones, Sucrose, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract, Pueraria Mirifica Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract, Velvet Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract

Directions from packaging:

Apply after MISA Cho Gong Jin Toner. Gently pat the face with palms to be fully absorbed.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not swallow. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes.

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