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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser

EWG scientists reviewed Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser 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 Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser is 5.
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
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-80Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-4Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-150 DISTEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, 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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYL GALLATEOccupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SILVER CITRATEUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYACRYLATE-13Use restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CHLORPHENESIN
CHORPHENESIN
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CHITOSANNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYLAURYL/HYDROXYMYRISTYL BETAINE
BETAINE (SUGAR BEET)
None Identified
Data: None
ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL EXTRACT
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT
SERENOA SERRULATA (SAW PALMETTO) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) EXTRACT
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED EXTRACT (SESAME)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA (BLACK COHOSH) ROOT EXTRACT
CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATENone Identified
Data: None
TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
SALIX ALBA (WILLOW BARK) EXTRACT (WILLOW)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
RETINALOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALANINENone Identified
Data: Fair
PROLINENone Identified
Data: Fair
SERINENone Identified
Data: Fair
THREONINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
ARGININE HCL
None Identified
Data: Fair
LYSINENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUTAMIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
POLYISOBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
MELALEUCA ALTEMIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL (TEA TREE)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCHNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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