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John Masters Organics Bearberry Skin Balancing Face Wash

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the John Masters Organics Bearberry Skin Balancing Face Wash product label collected on November 22, 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 John Masters Organics Bearberry Skin Balancing Face Wash is 3.

Data last updated: November 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON PEEL OIL* (LEMON)

• 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)

Limited

• 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)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF OIL* (PEPPERMINT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA EXTRACT* (RICE)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Limited
CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS
Appeared as: CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS LEAF OIL* (CYPRESS)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE* (ALOE VERA)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX NIGRA-(WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI LEAF EXTRACT* (BEARBERRY)

None
SAPINDUS MUKUROSSI FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAPINDUS MUKUROSSI (SOAPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT

None

• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL

None
BACKHOUSIA CITRIODORA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BACKHOUSIA CITRIODORA (LEMON MYRTLE) LEAF OIL

Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS PARADISI (PINK GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL

Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON MARTINII V. MOTIA (PALMAROSA) LEAF OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

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

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