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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Boots Time Dimensions Clarifying Facial Exfoliator (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Boots Time Dimensions Clarifying Facial Exfoliator (2009 formulation) 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 Boots Time Dimensions Clarifying Facial Exfoliator (2009 formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARETH-2Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
CI 19140 (YELLOW 5)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARETH-21Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 4
CI 14700 (RED 4)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCOL STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
DISODIUM PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
HYDROXYETHYLCELLUOSE
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer