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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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OXY Daily Defense Exfoliating Face Scrub

EWG scientists reviewed OXY Daily Defense Exfoliating Face Scrub 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 OXY Daily Defense Exfoliating Face Scrub is 10.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ALUMINUM POWDEREnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
D&C VIOLET 2Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINE
TROLAMINE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), 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
PEG-8/ SMDI COPOLYMERContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
PEG-40 HYDROGENTATED CASTOR OIL
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE
ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PPG-26-BUTETH-26Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEContamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS (HUANG QI) ROOT EXTRACT
ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
FORSYTHIA SUSPENSA FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM C12-13 ALKYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA
EDETATE DISODIUM
Enhanced 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