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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Probiotic Skin Care Exfoliating Skin Cleanser (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Probiotic Skin Care Exfoliating Skin Cleanser (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 Probiotic Skin Care Exfoliating Skin Cleanser (old formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
IODOPROPYNL BUTYLCARBAMATE
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)
CHAMOMILE (ANTHEMIS NOBILIS) FLOWER
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
MENTHONE GLYCERIN ACETALIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Multiple, additive exposure sources, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
GINKGO BILOBA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OILNone Identified
Data: None
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
SODIUM LAUROYL OAT AMINO ACIDSUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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