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Akar Skin Soothe Cleanser

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Facial Cleanser

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Akar Skin

DATA LAST UPDATED

August 2020

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

*LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER WATER (LAVENDER)
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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CETEARYL OLIVATE
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CITRIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCO-GLUCOSIDE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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GLYCERIN
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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 (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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HYDROLYZED QUINOA
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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LACTOBACILLUS/ CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/PUMPKIN FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE
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LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LECITHIN
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) antidandruff, antimicrobial
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OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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PULLULAN
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, binding, film forming
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RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, smoothing, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antimicrobial agent, antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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SCLEROTIUM GUM
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, emulsion stabilising, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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SODIUM PHYTATE
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, oral care agent, chelating, oral care
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SORBITAN OLIVATE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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STYRAX TONKINENSIS RESIN EXTRACT
Appeared as: *STYRAX BENZOIN RESIN EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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TOCOPHEROL
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, astringent
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WATER
Appeared as: AQUA
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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XANTHAN GUM
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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YUCCA GLAUCA (SOAPWEED) EXTRACT
Appeared as: YUCCA GLAUCA EXTRACT
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Ingredients from packaging:

*Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aqua, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Yucca Glauca Extract, Lactobacillus/Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Powder, Tocopherol, *Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, *Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan, Sodium Phytate, Citric Acid, +Limonene, +Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Squeeze one to two full pumps into palm. Inhale deeply and rub between hands. Take to dry skin and massage with indulgence before rinsing off with water. Store in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight.

Warnings from packaging:

Patch testing recommended. Contact physician if irritation occur. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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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.

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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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