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dermalogica gentle cream exfoliant, with Alpha Hydroxy Acid Complex (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the dermalogica gentle cream exfoliant, with Alpha Hydroxy Acid Complex (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 dermalogica gentle cream exfoliant, with Alpha Hydroxy Acid Complex (old formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: July 2013

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

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

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS GEL

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
DIATOMACEOUS EARTH
Appeared as: DIATOMACEOUS EARTH (SOLUM DIATOMEAE)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: APRICOT KERNEL OIL (PRUNUS ARMENIACA)

Limited

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Good

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

Fair

Good

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

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVENDER OIL (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
CENTAUREA CYANUS (CORNFLOWER) FLOWER
Appeared as: CORNFLOWER (CENTAUREA CYANUS)

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON)
Appeared as: LEMON (CITRUS LIMONUM)

None
ORANGE FLOWER
Appeared as: ORANGE FLOWER (CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS)

Limited
MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE)
Appeared as: MATRICARIA (CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA)

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Diatomaceous Earth (Solum Diatomeae), Butylene Glycol, Isodecyl Salicylate, Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca), Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Papain, Bromelain, Glyceryl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Salicylic Acid, Algin, Lactic Acid, Sulfur, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia), Extracts Of:, Cornflower (Centaurea Cyanus), Lemon (Citrus Limonum), Orange Flower (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis), Matricaria (Chamomilla Recutita), Silica, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben

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