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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Beauty Without Cruelty Vitamin C Facial Cleanser

Beauty Without Cruelty Vitamin C Facial Cleanser

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CATEGORY

Facial Cleanser

BRAND

Beauty Without Cruelty

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    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: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (PURIFIED WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM METHYL 2-SULFOLAURATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM 2-SULFOLAURATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (ALOE VERA)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)
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: 01
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, emollient
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, astringent, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/ LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 02
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic biocide
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SUCROSE COCOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emulsifying, skin conditioning
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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: 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
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA (PURIFIED WATER), COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, SODIUM METHYL 2-SULFOLAURATE, DISODIUM 2-SULFOLAURATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE (DECOLORIZED)*, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE**, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL*, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL*, CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL*, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT*, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT*, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT*, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT*, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) EXTRACT*, ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT*, SUCROSE COCOATE, ALLANTOIN, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE

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.

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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