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

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University Medical AcneFree Astringent Toner Pads

EWG scientists reviewed University Medical AcneFree Astringent Toner Pads 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 University Medical AcneFree Astringent Toner Pads is 8.
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, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOBUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SD ALCOHOL 40Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BRUCINE, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BRUCINE SULFATE, QUASSIN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
LACTIC ACIDCancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCOLIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATERNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED CORN STARCHNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATENone Identified
Data: None
SEA WHIP EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATENone Identified
Data: None
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCHNone Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
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