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Codex Beauty Cleansing Soap

EWG scientists reviewed the Codex Beauty Cleansing Soap product label collected on February 07, 2020 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 Cleansing Soap is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: February 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None

• 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)

Good

• 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)

None

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

None
SODIUM SHEABUTTERAMPHOACETATE
Appeared as: SODIUM SHEA BUTTERATE

None

None

None
SODIUM COCOABUTTERAMPHOACETATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOA BUTTERATE

Limited

Limited
TSUGA CANADENSIS (CANADIAN HEMLOCK) OIL
Appeared as: TSUGA CANADENSIS (HEMLOCK) LEAF OIL

Limited
CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (ITALIAN CYPRESS) OIL
Appeared as: CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (CYPRESS) STEM OIL

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

Limited
CEDRUS ATLANTICA (ATLAS CEDAR) BARK OIL
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA (CEDARWOOD) BARK OIL

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

Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) LEAF OIL

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:

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.

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