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La Mer The Cleansing Oil

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Mer The Cleansing Oil product label collected on October 10, 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 La Mer The Cleansing Oil is 5.

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Data last updated: October 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
D&C VIOLET NO. 2 (CI 60725)
Appeared as: VIOLET 2 (CI 60725)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited
D&C GREEN NO. 6 (CI 61565)
Appeared as: GREEN 6 (CI 61565)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DECLUSTERED WATER AQUAEAU DE-STRUCTUREE (+)

Limited

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL

Fair

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE

• Cancer (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT

Limited
CRITHMUM MARITIMUM (SEA FENNEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT

Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Fair

Robust
SEA SALT
Appeared as: SEA SALTMARIS SALSEL MARIN

Limited

None

Limited

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

None

Limited

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 85, Isononyl Isononanoate, Squalane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Declustered Water (+)AquaEau De-Structuree (+), Sorbitan Trioleate, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sea SaltMaris SalSel Marin, Pearl Powder, Plankton Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tourmaline, Glycerin, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Silica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Mica, Green 6 (Ci 61565), Violet 2 (Ci 60725), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)

Directions from packaging:

Gently shake to blend. Massage onto dry skin to dissolve makeup, or apply onto damp skin for a milky, purifying wash. Rinse thoroughly.

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