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Data last updated:
July 2016

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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit

EWG scientists reviewed Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit 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 Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PEG-80 SORBITAN LAURATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
D&C VIOLET 2Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACTUse restrictions, Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-7Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
LINOLEAMIDOPROPYLNone Identified
Data: None
FD&C RED 40 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035)
None Identified
Data: None
C12-15 ALKYL LACTATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE
SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLE BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (ROMAN CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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