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Boscia Clear Complexion Spot Treatment, Willow Bark

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Boscia Clear Complexion Spot Treatment, Willow Bark product label collected on March 05, 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. EWG's rating for Boscia Clear Complexion Spot Treatment, Willow Bark is 3.

Data last updated: March 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Fair

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

Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

Limited
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

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

Limited

Limited
PHELLODENDRON AMURENSE (AMUR CORK TREE) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHELLODENDRON AMURENSE BARK EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

None
POTASSIUM ASCORBYL TOCOPHERYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM ASCORBYL TOCOPHEROL PHOSPHATE

• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Xylitol, PEG-75, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Glycerin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopherol Phosphate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Gardenia Florida Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Hydroxide, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil

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