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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Codex Beauty Cleansing Soap

CATEGORY

Bar Soap

BRAND

Codex Beauty

DATA LAST UPDATED

February 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    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: 05
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• 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
LIMONENE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM OLIVATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, cleansing, emulsifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, cleansing, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM SHEABUTTERAMPHOACETATE
Appeared as: SODIUM SHEA BUTTERATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) cleansing, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CASTORATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM SUNFLOWERATE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOABUTTERAMPHOACETATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOA BUTTERATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, foam boosting, hair conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Appeared as: CHARCOAL POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, colorant, opacifying agent, cosmetic colorant
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Ingredient score: 01
TSUGA CANADENSIS (CANADIAN HEMLOCK) OIL
Appeared as: TSUGA CANADENSIS (HEMLOCK) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (ITALIAN CYPRESS) OIL
Appeared as: CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (CYPRESS) STEM OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, emollient, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
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Ingredient score: 01
CEDRUS ATLANTICA (ATLAS CEDAR) BARK OIL
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA (CEDARWOOD) BARK OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredients from packaging:

Sodium Olivate, Sodium Cocoate, Aqua (Water), Sodium Shea Butterate, Sodium Castorate, Sodium Sunflowerate, Limonene*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Cocoa Butterate, Charcoal powder, Tsuga Canadensis (Hemlock) Leaf Oil, Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) Stem Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil *Naturally occurring in essential oils.

Directions from packaging:

Wet soap, lather up skin with soap, wash and rinse off. Allow soap to drain and store dry. For daily use.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid direct contact with eyes, mucous membranes and broken skin. Discontinue use if signs of irritation appear. For external use only. Charcoal may discolor your washcloth.

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.


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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