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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Monks Balaacning Body Wash, Cypress Leaf & Yuzu

Monks Balaacning Body Wash, Cypress Leaf & Yuzu

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CATEGORY

Body Wash/Cleanser

BRAND

Monks

DATA LAST UPDATED

February 2022

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 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 LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
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: 01
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM METHYL OLEYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, antistatic, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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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: 01
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, astringent, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BACIALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, astringent, humectant, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 04
GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MUSHROOM EXTRACT
Appeared as: CORDYCEPS MILITARIS MYCELIUM (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, emollient
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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
POLYLYSINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) film former, hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS JUNOS PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS JUNOS (YUZU) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent, astringent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS
Appeared as: CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (CYPRESS) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Purified Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Panthenol, Glycerin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Scutellaria Bacialensis Root Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Cordyceps Militaris Mycelium (Mushroom) Extract, Sodium Chloride, Polylysine, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Citrus Junos (Yuzu) Peel Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Leaf Oil

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.

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