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Score:
Data available:
 
Fair
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Acnomel Adult Acne Medication

EWG scientists reviewed Acnomel Adult Acne Medication 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 Acnomel Adult Acne Medication is 6.
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
RESORCINOL
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTOXYNOL-9Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (C9 PHENOLS, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, C9 PHENOLS), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL ( (W/W))
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BENTONITEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SULFUR
(Active Ingredient)
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CARBOPOL 956None Identified
Data: None
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