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Kiehl's Since 1851 Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kiehl's Since 1851 Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water product label collected on July 01, 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 Kiehl's Since 1851 Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water is 2.

Data last updated: July 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)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM)
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS FLOWER/LEAF/STEM WATER

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None
BUDDLEJA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUDDLEJA DAVIDII EXTRACT

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS EXTRACT/THYME EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS FLOWER/LEAF OIL

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL
Appeared as: THYME FLOWER/LEAF OIL

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, Glycerin, Propanediol, Melissa Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Water, Arginine, Salicylic Acid, Coco-Betaine, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Phytic Acid, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Thymus Vulgaris Extract/Thyme Extract, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf Oil, Thyme Flower/Leaf Oil

Directions from packaging:

Suggested Usage:-Saturate cotton pad with formula and gently sweep over entire face, eye, and lip area to cleanse. -For stubborn areas, hold saturated cotton pad on skin for a few seconds, then gently wipe without harsh rubbing. -No rinsing necessary.

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