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Physicians Formula Organic Wear Purifying Cleansing Stick, PF11079 Cleanse

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Organic Wear Purifying Cleansing Stick, PF11079 Cleanse product label collected on December 08, 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 Physicians Formula Organic Wear Purifying Cleansing Stick, PF11079 Cleanse is 4.

Data last updated: December 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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)

Limited

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

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL*

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL*

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT WATER* (ORANGE)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER* (SHEA)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX/CIRE D'ABEILLE

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA* (CARNAUBA)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/EAU

None

None
LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: LEUCONOSTOC FERMENT FILTRATE

Fair

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

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL* (JOJOBA)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL* (SUNFLOWER)

None

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*, GLYCERIN*, BEESWAX/CIRE D'ABEILLE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA*, POLYGLYCERYL-10 OLEATE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, WATER/EAU, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, LEUCONOSTOC FERMENT FILTRATE, BETAINE, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL POWDER, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, XANTHAN GUM, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL*, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, GLYCERIN, CEREUS GRANDIFLORUS (CACTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*.

Directions from packaging:

Splash face with water. Massage stick directly onto skin in a gentle, circular motion working into a lather. Rinse well.

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