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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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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
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYACRYLAMIDEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETYL LACTATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: None
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
LAURETH-7Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PPG-2 ISOCETETH-20 ACETATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK EXTRACT
CEDRUS ATLANTICA (BLUE ATLAS CEDAR) BARK EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: None
C12-15 ALKYL LACTATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
C13-14 ISOPARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT
WITCH HAZEL (HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA) EXTRACT (HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLOYL GLYCINENone Identified
Data: None
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
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SARCOSINENone Identified
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