EWG scientists reviewed Neutrogena Facial Bar Original (2009 formulation) 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 Neutrogena Facial Bar Original (2009 formulation) is 4.
|FRAGRANCE||Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|COCAMIDE DEA||Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|TRIETHANOLAMINE||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|TEA STEARATE||Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions|
|TEA OLEATE||Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions|
|TOCOPHEROL||Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)|
|SODIUM RICINOLEATE||None Identified|
|SODIUM COCOATE||None Identified|
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
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