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La Mer The Body Refiner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Mer The Body Refiner 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 Body Refiner is 6.

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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

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
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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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
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

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

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)

Fair

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

Fair
MIDORI201
Appeared as: GREEN 5 (CI 61570)

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
DIATOMACEOUS EARTH
Appeared as: DIATOMACEOUS EARTHSOLUM DIATOMEAETERRE DE DIATOMEES

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Robust

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

Fair

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

None

Limited
LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA (KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT

Limited

None

None
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP)
Appeared as: MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA PROTEIN (KELP)

Limited
MELON FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS MELO (MELON) FRUIT EXTRACT

Robust
SEA SALT
Appeared as: SEA SALTMARIS SALSEL MARIN

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

Robust
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)
Appeared as: QUARTZ

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

None

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
HUMIC ACID
Appeared as: HUMIC ACIDS

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Robust

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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

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

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:

Declustered Water (-)/Aqua/Eau De-Structuree (-), Declustered Water (+)/Aqua/Eau De-Structuree (+), Jojoba Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), C12-20 Acid Peg-8 Ester, Butylene Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Silica, Cetyl Alcohol, Diatomaceous Earth/Solum Diatomeae/Terre De Diatomees, Sucrose, 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, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Silybum Marianum (Lady'S Thistle) Extract, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Protein, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Sea SaltMaris Sal/Sel Marin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Cholesterol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Quartz, Creatine, Diamond Powder, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Fragrance (Parfum), Peg-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate, Humic Acids, Tourmaline, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cellulose, Carbomer, Simethicone, Xanthan Gum, Glucosamine Hcl, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Amyl Cinnamal, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Green 5 (Ci 61570)

Directions from packaging:

Use once or twice a week. In shower or bath, massage onto skin in circular motions. Rinse well. Follow with the Body Creme or Reparative Body Lotion.

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