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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

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John Masters Organics Bearberry Skin Balancing Face Wash (2019 formulation)

John Masters Organics Bearberry Skin Balancing Face Wash (2019 formulation)

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Facial Cleanser

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JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON PEEL OIL* (LEMON)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF OIL* (PEPPERMINT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS LEAF/FLOWER OIL* (GERANIUM)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsion stabilising, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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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 (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA EXTRACT* (RICE)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredient score: 02
CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS
Appeared as: CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS LEAF OIL* (CYPRESS)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE* (ALOE VERA)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX NIGRA-(WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antidandruff, antimicrobial
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Ingredient score: 01
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, moisturising, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, keratolytic
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Ingredient score: 01
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI LEAF EXTRACT* (BEARBERRY)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
SAPINDUS MUKUROSSI FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAPINDUS MUKUROSSI (SOAPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, cleansing
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER OIL* (LAVENDER)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) masking
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
BACKHOUSIA CITRIODORA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BACKHOUSIA CITRIODORA (LEMON MYRTLE) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, astringent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS PARADISI (PINK GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON MARTINII V. MOTIA (PALMAROSA) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE*, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, SALIX NIGRA-(WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, GLYCERIN*, VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT, ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT*, ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT*, SAPINDUS MUKUROSSI (SOAPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF OIL*, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER OIL*, MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL*, CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (CYPRESS) LEAF OIL*, BACKHOUSIA CITRIODORA (LEMON MYRTLE) LEAF OIL, CITRUS PARADISI (PINK GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL, LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL, CYMBOPOGON MARTINII V. MOTIA (PALMAROSA) LEAF OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) LEAF/FLOWER OIL*, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, LINALOOL , GERANIOL

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.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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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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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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