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Hero Cosmetics Balancing Capsule Toner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Hero Cosmetics Balancing Capsule Toner product label collected on April 05, 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 Hero Cosmetics Balancing Capsule Toner is 2.

Data last updated: April 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Fair

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

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

Limited

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

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

None

Fair

None

Limited

None

None

Limited
TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS POLYSACCHARIDE (SNOW MUSHROOM)

Limited
CITRUS JUNOS
Appeared as: CITRUS JUNOS (YUZU) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Limited
AZADIRACHTA INDICA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

None

• Endocrine disruption (low)

None

None

Limited
ECLIPTA PROSTRATA (FALSE DAISY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECLIPTA PROSTRATA EXTRACT

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA GUM (GUAR)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None

None

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Betaine, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Zinc PCA, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Potassium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Tremella Fuciformis (Snow Mushroom) Polysaccharide, Citrus Junos (Yuzu) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Mandelic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, C12-14 Pareth-12, Gelatin, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Trehalose, Pentylene Glycol, Agar, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Cellulose Gum, Carbomer, Ubiquinone, Xanthan Gum, Xanthophyll, Ethylhexylglycerin.

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