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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

Limited

Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub, Oil-Free (2016 formulation)

Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub, Oil-Free (2016 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Exfoliant/Scrub
Facial Cleanser

BRAND

Clean & Clear

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2016

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 07
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4) ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 06
DMDM HYDANTOIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
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Ingredient score: 06
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140) LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 LAKE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 05
D&C RED NO. 30 (CI 73360)
Appeared as: RED 30 (CI 73360)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
TALC
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, skin protectant;slip modifier, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Cancer (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
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Ingredient score: 04
PEG-80 SORBITAN LAURATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 04
METHYLPARABEN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, cleansing
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE PEG-8 MEADOWFOAMATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYQUATERNIUM-7
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, film former, hair fixative, antistatic, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
METHYL GLUCETH-20
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYETHYLENE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, adhesive, binder, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, film former, oral careagent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM LAUROAMPHODIACETATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster;surfactant - hydrotrope, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, foaming, hair conditioning, hydrotrope, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emulsion stabilising, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLE BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ULTRAMARINES
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Methyl Gluceth 20, Lauryl Glucoside, Polyethylene, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG 80 Sorbitan Laurate, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone PEG 8 Meadowfoamate, Fragrance, Microcrystalline Wax, Methylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Menthol, DMDM Hydantoin, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium 7, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzotriazole Butylphenol Sulfonate, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake, Red 30 (CI 73360), Talc, Ultramarines

Directions from packaging:

Wet face. Gently massage all over face, avoiding eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Good for daily use.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse with water to remove.

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

LEARN MORE ON PETA.ORG

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
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