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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Zum Face Charcoal Sugar Facial Scrub (2019 formulation)

Zum Face Charcoal Sugar Facial Scrub (2019 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Exfoliant/Scrub

BRAND

Zum

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 05
SODIUM BORATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
ESSENTIAL OILS
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)
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: 01
SUCROSE
Appeared as: SUCROSE* (CANE SUGAR)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin conditioning, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL*
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
POTASSIUM COCOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SAPONIFIED COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: SAPONIFIED COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
SAPONIFIED OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: POTASSIUM OLIVATE* (SAPONIFIED OLIVE) OIL
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
SAPONIFIED CASTOR OIL
Appeared as: POTASSIUM CASTORATE (SAPONIFIED CASTOR) OIL
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: POTASSIUM JOJOBATE* (SAPONIFIED JOJOBA) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, colorant, opacifying agent, cosmetic colorant
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Ingredients from packaging:

SUCROSE* (CANE SUGAR), JOJOBA OIL* AND GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE) IN POTASSIUM COCOATE* (SAPONIFIED COCONUT OIL), POTASSIUM OLIVATE* (SAPONIFIED OLIVE OIL), POTASSIUM CASTORATE (SAPONIFIED CASTOR OIL) AND POTASSIUM JOJOBATE* (SAPONIFIED JOJOBA OIL), ESSENTIAL OILS, SODIUM BORATE, AND ACTIVATED CHARCOAL.

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.


Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

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.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
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