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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2016

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Clear Start Blackhead Clearing Pore Control Scrub

EWG scientists reviewed Clear Start Blackhead Clearing Pore Control 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 Clear Start Blackhead Clearing Pore Control Scrub is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
CITRALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS OIL
CYMBOPOGAN SCHOENANTHUS OIL
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-60Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
BENTONITEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ILLITENone Identified
Data: Limited
Enantia chlorantha (moambe jaune)
ENANTIA CHLORANTHA BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
OLEANOLIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
PORPHYRA UMBILICALIS (RED ALGAE) EXTRACT
PORPHYRA UMBILICALIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT
SPIRAEA ULMARIA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
KAOLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYPROPYLENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MYRISTIC ACIDEcotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Fair
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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