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For The Biome Empower Powder 2-in-1

EWG scientists reviewed the For The Biome Empower Powder 2-in-1 product label collected on February 13, 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. For The Biome Empower Powder 2-in-1 is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: February 2020

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

MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE) LEAF

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT)
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA SPROUT (SPROUTED OAT)

None
MOLASSES, BLACKSTRAP
Appeared as: BLACK STRAP MOLASSES

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) PROTEIN
Appeared as: RICE PROTEIN

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

Limited
GANODERMA LUCIDUM (REISHI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GANODERMA LUCIDUM (REISHI)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (MARIGOLD) FLOWER

None
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS FRUIT
Appeared as: EMBLICA OFFICINALIS FRUIT (AMLA)

None

Limited
CROCUS SATIVUS (SAFFRON) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CROCUS SATIVUS (SAFFRON) FLOWER

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: WITHANIA SOMNIFERA (ASHWAGHANDA) ROOT

Fair
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: CURCUMA LONGA RHIZOME (TURMERIC)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
YEAST
Appeared as: SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE

None

None

None

None

None

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.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf*, Avena Sativa (Sprouted Oat) Sprout*, Black Strap Molasses*, Rice Protein*, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi)*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower*, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower*, Emblica Officinalis (Amla) Fruit*, Cinnamomum Verum (Cinnamon) Bark*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud*, Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Flower*, Withania Somnifera (Ashwaghanda) Root*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Rhizome*, Saccharomyces cerevisiae*, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium longum

Directions from packaging:

USE AS CLEANSER Mix up to teaspoon of powder with equal parts warm water. Using fingertips, massage evenly over damp skin with gentle circular motions for 15-30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. USE AS MASK Mix up to teaspoon of powder with equal parts warm water. Using fingertips, apply a thin layer evenly over fresh, damp skin. Let sit until dry or for up to 10 minutes. Remoisten mask, massage, and rinse well. Indulge 1-2 times a week or more. If desired, follow with Restore Essence Spray for complete daytime protection.

Warnings from packaging:

NA

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