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DDF Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Oil Control Gel (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the DDF Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Oil Control Gel (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 DDF Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Oil Control Gel (old formulation) is 6.

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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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Miscellaneous
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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 (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Good

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

Good
SALICYLIC ACID
Appeared as: SALICYLIC ACID (ACNE MEDICATION)

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COENZYME Q10)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2% (Acne medication), Inactive Ingredients: Water, SD Alcohol 40 B, Glycolic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Ammonium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate 80, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Triethanolamine, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Super Oxide Dismutase, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Ulmus Campestris (Elm) Extract, Glutathione, Zinc Gluconate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)

Directions from packaging:

Cleanse area to be treated. Apply a thin coat to area to be treated and rub in gently. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application nightly, or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to every other day. Use to treat blemishes. Keep tightly closed and keep away from heat.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use if you have very sensitive skin. If you are allergic to aspirin, ask a doctor before use. When using this product avoid contact with eyes, lips and mouth. Avoid contact with hair or dyed fabrics, including carpet and clothing which may be bleached by this product. With other topical acne medications; at the same time or immediately following use of this product, increased dryness or irritation of the skin may occur. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor. Skin irritation may occur, characterized by redness, burning, itching, peeling or possibly swelling. More frequent use or higher concentrations may aggravate skin irritation. Mild irritation may be reduced by using the product less frequently or in a lower concentration. Stop use and ask a doctor if skin irritation becomes severe. Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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