EWG scientists reviewed Glycolix 10% Cleansing Pads (2009 formulation) 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 Glycolix 10% Cleansing Pads (2009 formulation) is 4.
|IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)||Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions|
|GLYCOLIC ACID||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions|
|POLYSORBATE-20||Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|SODIUM BENZOATE||Data gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|ACETONE||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity|
|AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE||Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions|
|MENTHOL||Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)|
WITCH HAZEL (NON-ALCOHOLIC)
|DISODIUM EDTA||Enhanced skin absorption|
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
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