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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 POWDERNeurotoxicity, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
D&C VIOLET 2Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINE
TROLAMINE
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
OCTISALATE
ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
PEG-8/ SMDI COPOLYMEROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
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
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PPG-26-BUTETH-26Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)
Data: None
AVOBENZONE
BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
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
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA
EDETATE DISODIUM
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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