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Codex Beauty Skin Superfood

EWG scientists reviewed the Codex Beauty Skin Superfood product label collected on September 30, 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. Codex Beauty Skin Superfood is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: September 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF (COMFREY) EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited
VIOLA TRICOLOR (HEARTSEASE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: VIOLA TRI (HEARTEASE HERB) EXTRACT

Limited
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALTHEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) EXTRACT

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER (CALENDULA) EXTRACT

Fair

• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

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.

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), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Lactobacillus Ferment, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Viola Tricolor (Heartease Herb) extract, Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula) Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf (Comfrey) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid.

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally to the required area of skin with clean finger tips and gently massage in. For use daily on normal or irritated skin.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid direct contact with eyes. Discontinue use if signs of irritation appear.

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