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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

EWG scientists reviewed Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne 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 Wash is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEContamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE
None Identified
Data: None
FD&C RED 40 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035)
None Identified
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM C12-15 PARETH-15 SULFONATENone Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILA RECUITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT (CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
LINOLEAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (ROMAN CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
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