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August 2007

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NeoStrata Oil Control Gel PHA/AHA 8 (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed NeoStrata Oil Control Gel PHA/AHA 8 (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 NeoStrata Oil Control Gel PHA/AHA 8 (2010 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ETHYLENE/ ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
ARGININENone Identified
Data: Fair
Data: Limited
MANDELIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
PYRIDOXINEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
BIOTINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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