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Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Enzyme Cleanser

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Enzyme Cleanser product label collected on May 31, 2019 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 Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Enzyme Cleanser is 2.

Data last updated: May 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Cancer (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Fair

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Fair

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

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:

SODIUM LAUROYL GLUTAMATE, TALC, CELLULOSE, MALTODEXTRIN, WATER (AQUA), XANTHAN GUM, ASCORBIC ACID, SUBTILISIN, LIPASE

Directions from packaging:

Use 2 or 3 times a week to supplement your daily cleansing routine. Those with oily skin can use the cleanser once a day, while those with sensitive skin can incorporate the treatment into their skincare routine 1-2 times a week. To use, place a coin-sized amount of the powder in the palm of your hand. Then add a little warm water and work up into a gentle foam. Smooth generously over your face (add more water if necessary to develop a soft foam), then rinse off.

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