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bareMinerals CLAY CHAMELEON Transforming Purifying Cleanser

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the bareMinerals CLAY CHAMELEON Transforming Purifying Cleanser product label collected on July 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 bareMinerals CLAY CHAMELEON Transforming Purifying Cleanser is 5.

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Data last updated: July 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491/CI 77499)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

None

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

Limited
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
SEA SALT
Appeared as: SEA SALT (MARIS SAL/SEL MARIN)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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:

Water, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, PEG-60 Glyceryl Isostearate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-32, PEG-6, Myristic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, PPG-15-Buteth-20, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Stearyl Alcohol, Kaolin, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Montmorillonite, Succinoglycan, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sea Salt (Maris Sal/Sel Marin), Tocopherol, Fragrance, Limonene, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)

Directions from packaging:

Suggested Usage:-Apply a quarter-size amount onto dry skin, massaging in a circular motion.-Close eyes and gently massage over eye makeup to remove.-Once you begin to see clay begin to transform to white cream, dampen fingertips and continue to massage.-Remove with splashes of warm water or a damp washcloth.

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