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Design Essentials Natural Deep Moisture Balm, Coconut & Monoi

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Design Essentials Natural Deep Moisture Balm, Coconut & Monoi product label collected on June 13, 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 Design Essentials Natural Deep Moisture Balm, Coconut & Monoi is 3.

Data last updated: June 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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Limited

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Fair

Limited

Limited

None
GARDENIA TAHITENSIS (TIARE) FLOWER
Appeared as: GARDENIA TAITENSIS (TIARE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL

Limited

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

None

None
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA OIL
Appeared as: SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA) SEED OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, GARDENIA TAITENSIS (TIARE) FLOWER EXTRACT, MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, MORINGA OIL/HYDROGENATED MORINGA OIL ESTERS, SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (MARULA) SEED OIL, COUMARIN, LIMONENE.

Directions from packaging:

For Hair: Emulsify in hands until the balm melts, smooth through dry or damp hair and style as desired. For Skin: Smooth all over body to hydrate and soften.

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