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Product score: 07

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Etos Himalayan Salt Scrub

Etos Himalayan Salt Scrub

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December 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 09
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 06
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 05
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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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
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, cleansing
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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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
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
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM CHLORIDE (HIMALAYAN SALT)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SHELL POWDER
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, bulking agent
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Ingredient score: 01
AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
AZADIRACHTA INDICA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
AZADIRACHTA INDICA FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SEA SALT
Appeared as: SEA SALT (DEAD SEA SALT)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, bulking, masking, oral care, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ECLIPTA PROSTRATA (FALSE DAISY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECLIPTA PROSTRATA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER/ LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) proprietary, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SPIRULINA PLATENSIS EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
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: 01
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

SODIUM CHLORIDE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, AQUA, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE (HIMALAYAN SALT), JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER, *GLYCERIN, MELIA AZADIRACHTA EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT, MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL, SEA SALT (DEAD SEA SALT), CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM LEAF OIL, CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, ECLIPTA PROSTRATA EXTRACT, MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT, OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT, *HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACT: *LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, *CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, *CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA).FLOWER EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT, *CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) SEED EXTRACT, *CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, *PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT, SPIRULINA PLATENSIS EXTRACT, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), CARBOMER, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL, FRAGRANCE.

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