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August 2007

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La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser (2010 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 La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser (2010 formulation) is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
POTASSIUM PALMITATEEcotoxicology, Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: None
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM LAURATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM MYRISTATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: None
POTASSIUM STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
COCO-GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
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