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Data available:
 
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Data last updated:
October 2012

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OXY Purifying Face Scrub, Acne Treatment Maximum (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed OXY Purifying Face Scrub, Acne Treatment Maximum (old 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 OXY Purifying Face Scrub, Acne Treatment Maximum (old formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ALUMINUM POWDERNeurotoxicity, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINE
TROLAMINE
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
PEG-8/ SMDI COPOLYMEROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
PORTULACA OLERACEA (GREEN PURSLANE) EXTRACT
PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM C12-13 ALKYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
CHARCOAL POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA
EDETATE DISODIUM
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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