AHAVA - Mineral Body Lotion
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ABOUT THE PRODUCT
3 Potential Fungal Acne Trigger(s) were identified 
  • Ceteareth-30
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
However, your individual sensitivity to these ingredients may vary
Info
  • Hydrating
  • Skin Nourishing
  • Non-Greasy
  • Moisturizing
  • Refreshing
PRODUCT (Rating & Score)

More about CIR Findings ( S, SQ, U, UNS )

More about EWG Scores ( 1—10 )

Fungal Acne Triggers: 3 

Caution Patch Testing Recommended

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Ingredients Inside EWG CIR Cosmetic Roles
Water (H₂O)
Reference 
1 S Solvent
Ceteareth-30 (Polyethylene Glycol Ether)
Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Avoid if you have sensitivities to Malassezia or prone to Fungal Acne outbreaks. May contain potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane
Reference 
1-7 SQ Surfactant, Emulsifying, Cleansing
Cetearyl Alcohol (Fatty Alcohol)
Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol
  • Unexpectedly, the growth of some Malassezia spp., especially M. furfur, was observed in the presence of a primary fatty alcohol, Cetylstearyl Alcohol (Cetearyl Alcohol). (Dobler et al. - 2019).
  • Comedogenic Rating:2/5
Reference 
1 S Emollient, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Emulsion Stabilising, Emulsifying, Opacifying, Foam Boosting, Viscosity Increasingagent - Aqueous
Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Ester)
Palmitic Acid
  • Avoid if you have sensitivities to Malassezia or Prone to Fungal Acne Outbreaks
  • Comedogenic Rating:4/5
  • Avoid If You Have Oily Skin
References 
1 SQ Skin Conditioning, Perfuming, Emollient, Fragrance
Cetyl Alcohol (Fatty Alcohol)
  • We could not find any research studies to definitively determine the status of this compound. However, Dobler et al (2019), confirmed that Malassezia can grow in the presence of fatty alcohols having fatty chain lengths above 12 carbon atoms as was the case with Cetostearyl Alcohol (Cetearyl Alcohol) C16-C18, because this growth may very well apply to other fatty alcohols sharing similar molecular structures patch testing is highly recommended.
  • Comedogenic Rating:2/5
Reference 
1 S Masking, Emollient, Surfactant, Fragrance, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Emulsion Stabilising, Emulsifying, Opacifying, Foam Boosting
Glycerin (Polyol)
  • Malassezia is NOT able to grow on Glycerin agar unless fatty acids are present.
  • Good For Dry Skin Types
References 
2 S Solvent, Perfuming, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Decreasing Agent, Hair Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Denaturant
Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate (Sodium Salt)
Cetyl Sulfate, Stearyl Sulfate
  • Sulfate
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1 S Surfactant, Cleansing, Foaming
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Ester)
2-Ethylhexyl Alcohol, Methoxycinnamic Acid
  • Avoid If You Have Sensitive Skin
  • UV-Protection
Reference 
5 Uv Absorber, Uv Filter
Propanediol (Diol)
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2 Solvent, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Decreasing Agent
Caprylyl Glycol (Diol)
  • Antimicrobial
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1 S Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Humectant, Hair Conditioning
Chlorphenesin (Synthetic Compound)
  • Antimicrobial
Reference 
2-3 S Antimicrobial, Cosmetic Biocide, Preservative
Phenoxyethanol (Ether)
Phenol
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2-4 S Fragrance, Preservative
Dead Sea Salt (Mineral)
Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Zinc, Potassium, Sulphur
  • Dead Sea salts and mud are useful in treating skin disorders and skin diseases such as psoriasis and dermatitis
  • Anti-Acne
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Free Radical Scavenging Effect
  • Improves Healing
  • Improve Or Restore Skin Barrier Function
References 
1 Skin Conditioning, Exfoliant, Antioxidant, Purifying, Soothing
Dimethicone (Polymer)
  • Comedogenic Rating:1/5
  • Silicone
References 
3 S Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Anti-foaming Agent, Skin Protecting
Fragrance (Misc.)
  • Caution, fragrances may cause allergies, they are also a very common cause of dermatitis & respiratory distress.
  • Fragrance/Perfuming
References 
8 Masking, Perfuming, Deodorant
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice (Botanical Extract)
  • Good For Sensitive Skin Types
1 SQ Skin Conditioning
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Flower Water (Aqueous Plant Extract)
  • The tannins contained in this ingredient might be irritating to some skin types
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Fragrance/Perfuming
References 
1 S Fragrance, Antioxidant, Astringent
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
Reference 
3 Skin Conditioning, Perfuming
Benzyl Alcohol (Alcohol)
  • Alcohol
Reference 
5 S Solvent, Masking, Fragrance, Viscosity Decreasing Agent, Preservative, External Analgesic
Benzyl Benzoate (Ester)
Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol
Reference 
4 S Solvent, Masking, Fragrance, Antimicrobial
Benzyl Salicylate (Ester)
Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid
Reference 
3 Masking, Fragrance, Uv Absorber
Butylphenyl Methylpropional
  • Fragrance/Perfuming
Reference 
4-7 Perfuming
Citronellol (Monoterpenoid)
  • Caution, fragrances can lead to irritation and sensitization from dermal exposure.
  • Fragrance/Perfuming
Reference 
3 Masking, Fragrance
Coumarin
  • Has inhibitory effect against C. Albicans
  • Fragrance/Perfuming
References 
4 Masking, Fragrance
Geraniol (Monoterpenoid)
  • Caution, fragrances can lead to irritation and sensitization from dermal exposure.
  • Fragrance/Perfuming
Reference 
3 Masking, Fragrance, Tonic
Hexyl Cinnamal
  • Fragrance/Perfuming
Reference 
3 Masking, Fragrance
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (Aldehydes)
  • This Fragrant Ingredient is, Potentially Sensitizing & Allergenic and has been associated with allergies and contact dermatitis.
  • Fragrance/Perfuming
Reference 
3-6 Masking, Perfuming
Isoeugenol
  • Fragrances can lead to irritation and sensitization from dermal exposure.
  • Fragrance/Perfuming
7 Masking, Fragrance, Flavoring Agent
Linalool (Terpene)
  • Caution, fragrances can lead to irritation and sensitization from dermal exposure.
  • Fragrance/Perfuming
Reference 
2-5 Masking, Fragrance, Deodorant
Added by: kenjihoe91 
on April 4, 2020
Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use

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A patch test is a method used to determine whether a specific substance causes allergic inflammation of the skin. Any individual suspected of having allergic contact dermatitis or atopic dermatitis needs to patch test.

We each individually have very unique skin types and this is exactly why one person’s “Holy Grail” Skincare product can be the worst nightmare for someone else. Especially if you have extremely, sensitive reactive skin. Hence, it is super important to test products out on your skin first before plastering them all over your body especially the face only to later pay the price for neglecting this very important step of adding a new product or starting skin care routine.

Start by apply a1/2 pea size amount of product to the back of your ear
each time on clean skin, this must be done long enough so that you are able to see if any ingredient is causing irritation and or an allergic or comedogenic reaction on the skin. Application for two weeks morning and evening can be a good starting point for most people. For individuals with extremely sensitive skin types, these reactions may occur in as little as 24 hrs. You know your skin best so watch it closely as you carry out these tests. And stop if you notice, that the new product is giving you problems.

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