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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

INIKA Phytofuse Renew Caviar Lime Exfoliator

CATEGORY

Exfoliant/Scrub

BRAND

Inika

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: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) Not Available
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, cleansing, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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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
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsion stabilising, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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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: 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: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF (ALOE VERA) JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, abrasive, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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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: 01
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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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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Ingredient score: 01
CITRUS AUSTRALASICA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MICROCITRUS AUSTRALASICA (FINGER LIME) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SELAGINELLA LEPIDOPHYLLA EXTRACT
Appeared as: SELAGINELLA LEPIDOPHYLLA (ROSE OF JERICHO) EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT (PROBIOTIC)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LEVULINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM ANISATE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CITRATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera) Juice*, Glycerin*, Water (Aqua), Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Pumice, Decyl Glucoside, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Powder, Xanthan Gum, Microcitrus Australasica (Finger Lime) Fruit Extract, Selaginella Lepidophylla (Rose of Jericho) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Leaf Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil*, Lactobacillus Ferment (Probiotic), Sodium Levulinate+, Citric Acid, Sodium Anisate+, Potassium Sorbate+, Benzyl Alcohol+, Sodium Citrate, Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol

Directions from packaging:

Gently massage a pea-sized amount in circular motions over face and neck, avoiding the eye area and rinse well. Use regularly for optimal results.

Warnings from packaging:

Shake well. Patch test recommended. Store below 30 C

Product's animal testing policies

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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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