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Botanics Refining Microdermabrasion Polish

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Botanics Refining Microdermabrasion Polish product label collected on July 04, 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 Botanics Refining Microdermabrasion Polish is 4.

Data last updated: July 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Fair

Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)

Limited

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:

AQUA (WATER), PUMICE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, CETEARYL OLIVATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, SORBITAN OLIVATE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CITRIC ACID, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM BENZOATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TETRASODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, RETINYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHEROL.

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