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Ao Skincare Glacial Melting Cleanser

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Facial Cleanser

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AO Skincare

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2019

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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ASTAXANTHIN
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
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DEHYDROACETIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCERIN
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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PHORMIUM TENAX SEED OIL
Appeared as: PHORMIUM TENAX (HARAKEKE) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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SUCROSE LAURATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant
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SUCROSE PALMITATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant
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SUCROSE STEARATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant
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TOTAROL
Appeared as: TOTAROL (PODOCARPUS TOTARA)
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, deodorant agent, oral care agent, deodorant, oral care
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WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredients from packaging:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sucrose Laurate, Totarol (Podocarpus Totara), Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Seed Oil, Astaxanthin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sucrose Palmitate, Sucrose Stearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol

Directions from packaging:

Apply 2 pumps of the cleansing gel to the face, using dry fingertips to spread in a circular motion. Apply warm water to transform the gel into a soft milk, then rinse off. Use morning and night.

Warnings from packaging:

If irritation occurs discontinue use and please let us know:[email protected] This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any disease(s).

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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