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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

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Berlin Skin Sandalwood Cream

Berlin Skin Sandalwood Cream

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CATEGORY

Facial Moisturizer/Treatment

BRAND

Berlin Skin

DATA LAST UPDATED

August 2022

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    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: AQUA (DEIONIZED WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (ORGANIC JOJOBA)
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
CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA (ALEXANDRIAN SENNA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA SEED EXTRACT (BOTANICAL HYALURONIC ACID)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS SEED OIL (LEMON BALM)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 04
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL (GERANIUM ESSENTIAL) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA (WEST INDIAN ROSEWOOD) BARK OIL
Appeared as: AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA BARK OIL (SANDALWOOD)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
COPAIFERA SPECIES RESIN OILS
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
DIPTEROCARPUS TURBINATUS BALSAM OIL
Appeared as: DIPTEROCARPUS TURBINATUS BALSAM OIL (BALSAM)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: SANTALUM ALBUM OIL (INDIAN SANDALWOOD)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: SANTALUM SPICATUM WOOD OIL (SANDALWOOD)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA SEED EXTRACT (OAT SEED) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, abrasive
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT (ORGANIC GOTU KOLA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: CURCUMA LONGA RHIZOME EXTRACT (TURMERIC)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS EXTRACT (GOLDENSEAL)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA EXTRACT (LAVENDER)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
PROPOLIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: PROPOLIS EXTRACT (PROPOLIS)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT (SAGE LEAF)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 04
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT (COMFREY LEAF)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antidandruff, soothing
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT (THYME)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT (HORSETAIL)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GERANIUM MACULATUM EXTRACT (WILD GERANIUM)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
TARAXACUM OFFICINALE (DANDELION) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TARAXACUM OFFICINALE EXTRACT (ORGANIC DANDELION)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 05
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT (ORGANIC LICORICE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (ARGANIC ALOE)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, antimicrobial agent, cosmetic astringent, fragrance ingredient, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emulsion stabilising, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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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: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Deionized Water), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Organic Jojoba), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Extract (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Melissa Officinalis Seed Oil (Lemon Balm), Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Geranium Essential Oil), Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil (Sandalwood), Copaifera Species Resin Oils, Dipterocarpus Turbinatus Balsam Oil (Balsam), Santalum Album Oil (Indian Sandalwood), Santalum Spicatum Wood Oil (Sandalwood), Avena Sativa Seed Extract (Oat Seed Extract), Centella Asiatica Extract (Organic Gotu Kola), Curcuma Longa Rhizome Extract (Turmeric), Hydrastis Canadensis Extract (Goldenseal), Lavandula Angustifolia Extract (Lavender), Propolis Extract (Propolis), Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract (Sage Leaf), Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey Leaf), Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf Extract (Thyme), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Geranium Maculatum Extract (Wild Geranium), Taraxacum Officinale Extract (Organic Dandelion), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (Organic Licorice), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Arganic Aloe), Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin (Preservative).

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.


Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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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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