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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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St. Ives, Swiss Formula, medicated apricot scrub, blemish and blackhead control (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed St. Ives, Swiss Formula, medicated apricot scrub, blemish and blackhead control (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 St. Ives, Swiss Formula, medicated apricot scrub, blemish and blackhead control (2009 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-100 STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
LINOLEAMIDE DEAEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: None
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SHELL POWDER
WALNUT SHELL POWDER (JUGLANS MANDSHURICA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS EXTRACT (SUNFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) KERNEL MEAL
ZEA MAYS KERNEL MEAL (CORN)
None Identified
Data: Fair
LANOLIN OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
APRICOT KERNEL OIL ((PRUNUS ARMENIACA))
None Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA EXTRACT (MATRICARIA)
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

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