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Que Bella Exfoliating Pumpkin Seed Cream Scrub

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Que Bella Exfoliating Pumpkin Seed Cream Scrub product label collected on September 24, 2018 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 Que Bella Exfoliating Pumpkin Seed Cream Scrub is 6.

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Data last updated: September 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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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
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited
PRUNUS CERASUS (BITTER CHERRY) FRUIT
Appeared as: PRUNUS CERASUS (BITTER CHERRY) SHELL POWDER

Fair

None
LACTOBACILLUS/ CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/PUMPKIN FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE

None

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

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

None

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

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), GLYCERIN, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, GLYCOL STEARATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, STEARIC ACID, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, PRUNUS CERASUS (BITTER CHERRY) SHELL POWDER, STEARETH-2, STEARETH-21, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, LACTOBACILLUS/PUMPKIN FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), PEG-35 CASTOR OIL, SODIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, ALCOHOL DENAT., AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM (HORSE CHESTNUT) SEED EXTRACT, CARBOMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CITRIC ACID, CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, TRIDECETH-10, POLYSORBATE 20, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, INOSITOL, LINOLENIC ACID, RETINYL PALMITATE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, BIOTIN, BENZYL ALCOHOL.

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