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Banila Co Hi Bye Vita-Peel Exfoliating Scrub

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Banila Co Hi Bye Vita-Peel Exfoliating Scrub product label collected on August 31, 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 Banila Co Hi Bye Vita-Peel Exfoliating Scrub is 4.

Data last updated: August 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

None

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

None

None

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL POWDER

• Use restrictions (low)

None
CITRUS SEED OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Fair
CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12)
Appeared as: CYANOCOBALAMIN

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited
THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: THIAMINE HCL

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
L-CARNITINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: CARNITINE HCL

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Fair
VITAMIN B3
Appeared as: PANTOTHENIC ACID

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Betaine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sodium Carbomer, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Powder, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Polyglutamic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Linoleate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sodium Lactate, Glyceryl Arachidonate, Glyceryl Linolenate, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Lactic Acid, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Pyruvic Acid, Thiamine HCl, Niacin, Biotin, Riboflavin, Tartaric Acid, Folic Acid, Tocopherol, Carnitine HCl, Ascorbic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate

Directions from packaging:

After cleansing, on wet skin, apply the product over entire face avoiding eye and mouth area. Massage gently and wash off with warm water. + Tip: for softer exfoliation, mix with Cleansing Foam or Clean It Zero to use.*Recommended to use 1-2 a week.

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