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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Healing-Scents Daily Face Cleanser, Citrus (2019 formulation)

CATEGORY

Facial Cleanser

BRAND

Healing-Scents

DATA LAST UPDATED

August 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 06
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, astringent, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Appeared as: LIME ESSENTIAL OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, cleansing, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)
Appeared as: WITCH HAZEL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
SULFATED CASTOR OIL
Appeared as: SULFONATED CASTOR OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsifying, humectant, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
MILK POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) MEAL
Appeared as: ALMOND MEAL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
KAOLIN
Appeared as: KAOLIN CLAY
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, skin protectant;slip modifier, anticaking, bulking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SALT
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
AVENA SATIVA (OAT)
Appeared as: OATS
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 01
AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: NEEM SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY OIL EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredients from packaging:

water, witch hazel, sulfonated castor oil, sunflower oil, milk powder, almond meal, kaolin clay, salt, potassium sorbate, oats, neem seed oil, xanthan gum, rosemary oil extract, lavender essential oil, tea tree essential oil, orange essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, lime essential oil.

Directions from packaging:

Shake gently. Gently massage onto skin. Rinse off. Great in the shower too.

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."

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Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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