EWG scientists reviewed Neutrogena Men Skin Clearing Face Wash (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 Neutrogena Men Skin Clearing Face Wash (2009 formulation) is 4.
|FRAGRANCE||Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE||Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions|
|Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions|
|SODIUM LAURETH-13 CARBOXYLATE||Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)|
|MENTHOL||Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|COCAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE||None Identified|
|LAURYL GLUCOSIDE||None Identified|
|SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE||None Identified|
|DISODIUM EDTA||Enhanced skin absorption|
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
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