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Product score: 05

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Women's Foligain Intensive Targeted Treatment for Thinning Hair

Women's Foligain Intensive Targeted Treatment for Thinning Hair

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Hair Loss Treatment

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January 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 09
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
LACTIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) exfoliant, fragrance ingredient, humectant, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent -humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-80
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizingagent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC GLYCERIDES
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-12 DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
ZINC GLUCONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic biocide, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, deodorant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
PPG-26-BUTETH-26
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - emulsifying agent, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)
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Ingredient score: 02
LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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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
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERS
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, surfactant - emulsifying agent, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DEXTRAN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, bulking agent, binding, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-3
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, hair conditioning, skin protecting, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGININE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL TYROSINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, tanning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ARCTIUM MAJUS (BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYQUATERNIUM-11
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
NIACINAMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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Ingredient score: 01
ORNITHINE HCL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRULLINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCOSAMINE HCL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, antistatic, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BIOTIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antiseborrhoeic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
APIGENIN
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEANOLIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BIOTINOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACKCURRANT) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, humectant, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALLANTOIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) SPROUT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MORINGA OLEIFERA (MORINGA) SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antidandruff, astringent, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM SUCCINATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, masking, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
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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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Ingredients from packaging:

PROPYLENE GLYCOL, WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, POLYSORBATE 80, HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERS, PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES, DEXTRAN, ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-3, TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, ARGININE, ACETYL TYROSINE, ARCTIUM MAJUS (BURDOCK) ROOT EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, POLYQUATERNIUM-11, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, ZINC GLUCONATE, NIACINAMIDE, ORNITHINE HCL, CITRULLINE, GLUCOSAMINE HCL, BIOTIN, PPG-26- BUTETH-26, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, APIGENIN, OLEANOLIC ACID, BIOTINOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, LACTIC ACID, RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) SEED OIL, SACCHAROMYCES/COPPER FERMENT, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT, ALLANTOIN, PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5), PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) SPROUT EXTRACT, MORINGA OLEIFERA (MORINGA) SEED OIL, URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT, DISODIUM SUCCINATE, MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE EXTRACT, LECITHIN, RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C), XANTHAN GUM, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM BENZOATE.

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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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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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