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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Emmaus AHA 10% Brightening + Exfoliating Cleanser

Emmaus AHA 10% Brightening + Exfoliating Cleanser

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Facial Cleanser

BRAND

Emmaus Beauty

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 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: 04
GLYCOLIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) exfoliant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
ROSA RUBIGINOSA SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSA RUBIGINOSA (ROSE HIP) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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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 (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM OLIVATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, cleansing, emulsifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHONDRUS CRISPUS (SEAWEED) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ERIOBOTRYA JAPONICA EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning, tonic
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Ingredients from packaging:

Purified Water (Aqua), Sodium Olivate, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Oil, Calendula Officinalis Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract, Eriobotrya Japonica Extract

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.

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.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
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