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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment, Power-Foam Wash

EWG scientists reviewed Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment, Power-Foam Wash 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 Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment, Power-Foam Wash is 4.
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
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATENone Identified
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYLAURYL/HYDROXYMYRISTYL BETAINE
BETAINE (SUGAR BEET)
None Identified
Data: None
BOSWELLIA SERRATA GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMBER (CUCUMIS SATIVUS) EXTRACT (CUCUMIS SATIVUS)
None Identified
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA OLEFIFERA (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
D&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE
None Identified
Data: None
C12-15 ALKYL LACTATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
D&C GREEN 5None Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE
SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLE BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
SODIUM C12-14 OLEFIN SULFONATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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