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Kora Organics Hydrating Moisturizer

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kora Organics Hydrating Moisturizer product label collected on November 08, 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 Kora Organics Hydrating Moisturizer is 4.

Data last updated: November 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

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

Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT* (LICORICE)

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

Fair

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

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL

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

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) HIPS OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA SEED OIL* (ROSEHIP)

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

Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT*

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT* (MATRICARIA)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: ALPHA BISABOLOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA OIL* (MACADAMIA NUT)

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL* (AVOCADO)

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

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL* (JOJOBA)

Limited
JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (VIRGINIA RED CEDAR) OIL
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

None
GUAIACUM OFFICINALE WOOD EXTRACT
Appeared as: GUAIACUM OFFICINALE WOOD OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
FUSANUS SPICATUS WOOD OIL
Appeared as: FUSANUS SPICATAS WOOD OIL*

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) STEROLS
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM STEROLS

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Limited
HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SODIUM HYALURONATE

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT*

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Robust
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)
Appeared as: QUARTZ

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

Fair

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

Robust

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:

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Guaiacum Officinale Wood Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Fusanus Spicatas Wood Oil*, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Punica Granatum Sterols, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Xanthan Gum, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract*, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alpha Bisabolol, Quartz, Potassium Hydroxide, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Farnesol**, Citronellol **, Geraniol**.

Directions from packaging:

Massage a small amount into your face, neck and d colletage after cleansing and misting. Use morning and night.

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