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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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La Roche Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment

EWG scientists reviewed La Roche Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment 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 La Roche Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZOYL PEROXIDE
(Active Ingredient)
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
ACRYLATES C10 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (WILLOW HERB) EXTRACT
EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (CANADIAN WILLOWHERB) FLOWER LEAF STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
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