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John Allan's Scrub, Exfoliating Face Cleanser (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the John Allan's Scrub, Exfoliating Face Cleanser (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 John Allan's Scrub, Exfoliating Face Cleanser (old formulation) is 8.

Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL ACETATE (VITMIN A ACETATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE 4

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN
Appeared as: CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289) (CI 77289)

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
CI 42090
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) (CI 42090)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None
BAMBOO (BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA) STEM POWDER
Appeared as: BAMBOO (BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEAE) STEM EXTRACT

Limited

Good
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN (CHONDRUS CRISPUS) (CARRAGEENAN)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Robust

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Sodium C14 16 Olefin Sulfonate, Glycerin, Pumice, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Bamboo (Bambusa Arundinaceae) Stem Extract, Benzophenone 4, Butylene Glycol, Carrageenan (Chondrus Crispus) (Carrageenan), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Glucose, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Olive Oil PEG 7 Esters, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289) (CI 77289), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)

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