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Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash product label collected on April 16, 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 Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash is 4.

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Data last updated: April 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

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)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, and TRICLOSAN)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

None

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

Limited
JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (VIRGINIA RED CEDAR) OIL
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA OIL

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

None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetyl Alcohol*, Stearyl Alcohol*, Butylene Glycol*, Behentrimonium Methosulfate*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Squalane*, Tocopheryl Acetate*, Panthenol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride*, Sorbitol*, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol

Directions from packaging:

Dispense four to eight pumps of product, depending on the length and thickness of your hair. Apply to wet hair and vigorously massage, starting at the scalp and then through to the ends of the hair. If your hair has extra buildup, rinse and repeat as necessary.

Warnings from packaging:

Precautions: Avoid contact with eyes. For external use only.

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