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Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash product label collected on October 11, 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 Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash is 4.

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Data last updated: October 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)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM (NATURAL)

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

Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCOMIDOPROPYL BETAINE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Fair

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

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

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

Limited

Limited

Limited
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CARICA PAPAYA EXTRACT

None
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) BIOFLAVANOIDS
Appeared as: LEMON BIOFLAVONOIDS

Fair

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA WATER (COCONUT)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

None
GARCINIA MANGOSTANA PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARCINIA MANGOSTANA (MANGOSTEEN) PEEL EXTRACT

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:

AQUA, COCOMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, SODIUM COCOYL SULFOACETATE, SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, GLYCOL STEARATE, CARICA PAPAYA EXTRACT, LEMON BIOFLAVONOIDS, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER, CITRIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B), SODIUM PCA, ALLANTOIN, PORPHYRA UMBILICALIS (NORI) EXTRACT, GARCINIA MANGOSTANA (MANGOSTEEN) PEEL EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, SEA ALGAE EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PARFUM (NATURAL).

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