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InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser product label collected on March 24, 2021 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 InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser is 3.

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Data last updated: March 2021

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

None

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

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

None

None

Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA LIQUID ENDOSPERM (COCONUT)

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

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

Limited
LIMNANTHES VERSICOLOR (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

Limited
HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS (CHINESE HIBISCUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine*, Decyl Glucoside*, Glycerin*, Propanediol*, Shea Butteramidopropyl Betaine*, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate*, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate*, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate*, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Coco-Glucoside*, Glyceryl Oleate*, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate*, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters*, Lactic Acid*, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Liquid Endosperm, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Glucosyl Hesperidin*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Xanthan Gum*, Sclerotium Gum*, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenethyl Alcohol*, Pentylene Glycol*, Limonene*.

Directions from packaging:

Apply a small amount to dampened skin, massaging gently to create a lather. Concentrate on troubled areas such as the t-zone. Rinse with water. Follow with appropriate serum and moisturizer. For best results, remove makeup before use

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Discontinue use if redness or irritation occurs. Avoid direct contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Keep out of reach of children.

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