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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub

EWG scientists reviewed Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub 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 Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) POWDERContamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENE
POLYETHLENE
Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
COCO-GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
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