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Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 2016 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 Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub (2016 formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Robust

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None
SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLE BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Methyl Gluceth 20, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Polyethylene, PEG 80 Sorbitan Laurate, Panthenol, Dimethicone PEG 8 Meadowfoamate, Polyquaternium 7, Sodium Benzotriazole Butylphenol Sulfonate, Menthol, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Synthetic Wax, Ultramarines, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Squeeze scrub into wet hands. Rub hands together. Add more water and rub hands together to work into foamy lather. Apply to face and massage gently, avoiding contact with the delicate eye area. Rinse thoroughly. Use daily.

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