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Balance Me Congested Skin Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Balance Me Congested Skin Serum product label collected on August 05, 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 Balance Me Congested Skin Serum is 3.

Data last updated: August 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)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Fair
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE)
Appeared as: EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS BUD OIL (CLOVE)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL (EUCALYPTUS)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL (ROMAN CHAMOMILE)

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

None

Limited
PICEA ABIES (NORWAY SPRUCE) OIL
Appeared as: PICEA ABIES (SPRUCE KNOT) EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited
PAPAVER RHOEAS (CORN POPPY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAPAVER RHOEAS (CORN POPPY) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
IRIS FLORENTINA (GERMAN IRIS) ROOT
Appeared as: IRIS FLORENTINA (IRIS) ROOT EXTRACT

None

Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL (MAY CHANG)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
KUNZEA ERICOIDES LEAF OIL
Appeared as: KUNZEA ERICOIDES LEAF OIL (KANUKA)

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil, Picea Abies (Spruce Knot) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract , Papaver Rhoeas (Corn Poppy) Flower Extract, Iris Florentina (Iris) Root Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil , Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil , Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil , Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil , Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil , Kunzea Ericoides (Kanuka) Leaf Oil , Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil , Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyglyceryl 4 Laurate, Dilauryl Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Limonene , Linalool , Geraniol , Citral , Citronellol , Eugenol .

Directions from packaging:

1. Can be used AM and PM 2. After cleansing, apply 1-2 pumps onto skin, either directly on a spot or over a larger area. Once dry, apply moisturiser.

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