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Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Clarifying Mask

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Clarifying Mask 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 Clarifying Mask is 2.

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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

None

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

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Fair

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

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

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

Limited
BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED) STEROLS
Appeared as: BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS STEROLS (RAPESEED)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) SEED EXTRACT

None

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES (SUNFLOWER)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Fair

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

None

Fair

None

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

None

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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:

Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Alcohol Denat., Cetearyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract, Octyldodecanol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Cetearyl Glucoside, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Pca, Allantoin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Polygonum Bistorta Root Extract, Arginine, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Pantolactone, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol.

Directions from packaging:

Apply generously to cleansed skin two to three times a week as an additional treatment. After approx. 10-15 minutes, remove the mask with lukewarm water. Then apply the Clarifying Face Cream.

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