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Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Moisturizer (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Moisturizer (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Moisturizer (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANCIUM BARK EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

None

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA (BLUE ATLAS CEDAR) BARK EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA SEED EXTRACT (SOYBEAN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

Limited
PORTULACA OLERACEA (GREEN PURSLANE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT

None

Fair

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 0.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Benzalkonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, C12 15 Alkyl Lactate, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Capryloyl Glycine, Cedrus Atlantica (Blue Atlas Cedar) Bark Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Lactate, Cinnamomum Zeylancium Bark Extract, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycerin, Glycine Soja Seed Extract (Soybean), Isoceteth 20, Laureth 7, Methyl Gluceth 20, Pentaerythrityl Tetra Di T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyltrimethicone, Polyacrylamide, Polysorbate 60, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, PPG 10 Cetyl Ether, Propylene Glycol, Sarcosine, Steareth 21, Water

Directions from packaging:

Cleanse thoroughly before applying medication. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or even every other day. Sun protection is recommended by dermatologists as an essential part of a healthy skin care regimen.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. When using this product avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, immediately flush with water. When using this product and other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following us of this product, may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed , get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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