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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

Bioelements Pumice Peel

Bioelements Pumice Peel

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Mask

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BioElements

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA; EAU)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
PUMICE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, bulking agent, bulking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 02
HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, emollient
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasingagent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, hair conditioning, skin protecting, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA POLYMORPHA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
RHUS GLABRA (SUMAC) EXTRACT
Appeared as: RHUS GLABRA (SUMAC) BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antiseborrhoeic, astringent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 02
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, emollient
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin protecting, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
Appeared as: SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 07
CITRUS RETICULATA LEAF OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-8
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, solvent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 02
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 02
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 07
CETRIMONIUM BROMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, cosmetic biocide, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antimicrobial, antistatic, emulsifying, preservative, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 04
CHLORPHENESIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic biocide, antimicrobial, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua, Eau), Pumice, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis (Dong Quai) Root Extract, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Rhus Glabra (Sumac) Bark Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-8, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Cetrimonium Bromide, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin

Directions from packaging:

AM: After cleansing, use pre-packaged spatula to scoop a small amount from jar onto finger, then apply to moist skin and gently massage. Rinse off with water. Avoid getting into eyes. To use as a mask + scrub: After cleansing, apply to clean skin and let dry. Wet fingertips and massage gently to soften mask and exfoliate skin. Rinse off with water avoiding eyes. Follow with a Bioelements toner and a broad spectrum sunscreen. PM: After cleansing, use pre-packaged spatula to scoop a small amount from jar onto finger, then apply to moist skin and gently massage. Rinse off with water. Avoid getting into eyes. To use as a mask + scrub: After cleansing, apply to clean skin and let dry. Wet fingertips and massage gently to soften mask and exfoliate skin. Rinse off with water avoiding eyes. Follow with a Bioelements toner, moisturizer or nighttime treatment formula. Use up to 3 times a week.

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.

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.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

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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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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