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L'Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the L'Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 L'Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes (2014 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: November 2014

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Robust

Fair

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Fair

None

Limited

Limited
CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID
Appeared as: CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID (BETA HYDROXY ACID)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
LYRAL
Appeared as: HYDROXYISOHEXL 3 CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHLYPROPRIONAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Pentylene Glycol, Alcohol Denatured, PEG 100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Acetyl Trifluoromethylphenyl Valylglycine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid), Xanthan Gum, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Quaternium 15, Fragrance, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Limonene, Coumarin, Hydroxyisohexl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methlyproprional

Directions from packaging:

How/When to Use: Remove carton and peel back label. Gently wipe face with a towelette to remove all makeup and impurities. No need to rinse. Reseal label to prevent towelettes from drying out. Use AM and PM. Follow with moisturizer and treatments.

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