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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2016

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Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel

EWG scientists reviewed Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel 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 Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Gel is 7.
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
ALCOHOL DENATURED
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Cancer
Data: Good
POLYACRYLAMIDEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Fair
CETYL LACTATEUse restrictions, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
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
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LAURETH-7Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PPG-2 ISOCETETH-20 ACETATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK EXTRACT
CEDRUS ATLANTICA (BLUE ATLAS CEDAR) BARK EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT
WITCH HAZEL (HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA) EXTRACT (HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM BARK EXTRACT
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANCIUM BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
PORTULACA OLERACEA (GREEN PURSLANE) EXTRACT
PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHENETHYL DIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
DEHYDRO XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: None
C12-15 ALKYL LACTATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
SARCOSINENone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLOYL GLYCINEUse restrictions
Data: None
C13-14 ISOPARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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