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

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CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

EWG scientists reviewed CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser 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 CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-40 STEARATE
POLYOXYL 40 STEARATE
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATEUse restrictions
Data: None
CERAMIDE 3None Identified
Data: Limited
CERAMIDE 6-IINone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDE 1None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATENone Identified
Data: None
PHYTOSPHINGOSINENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Fair
DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone 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