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Beautycounter Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser

EWG scientists reviewed the Beautycounter Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser product label collected on April 30, 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. Beautycounter Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: April 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited

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

Limited
PRUNUS DOMESTICA (PLUM) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: PRUNUS DOMESTICA SEED EXTRACT

Limited
SODIUM METHYL OLEYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE

None
LAUROYL METHYL GLUCAMIDE
Appeared as: LAUROYL/MYRISTOYL METHYL GLUCAMIDE

Limited

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Good

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

Fair

Limited
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT ACID

Fair

Robust

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Lauroyl/Myristoyl Methyl Glucamide, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycol Distearate, Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Coconut Acid, Stearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Squalane, Phytic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Sodium Isethionate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Myristic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol.

Directions from packaging:

Work cleanser into a velvety foam in the palm of your hand. Then, massage onto damp skin. Rinse. Use morning and night.

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