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Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Seal-to-Clear Gel (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Seal-to-Clear 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 Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Seal-to-Clear Gel (old formulation) is 3.

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 LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • 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
Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Robust

Fair

Fair

None

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Alcohol Denatured, Sodium Gluconate, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isoceteth 20, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Denatonium Benzoate

Directions from packaging:

Cleanse the skin thoroughly, as needed, before applying medication cover the affected area with a thin layer and allow to dry one to three times a day. Because excessive drying of the skin my occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to ones a day or every other day.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid contact with eyes, lips and mouth. If product gets into the eyes rinse thoroughly with water. With other topical acne medications, at the same time or immediately following use of this product, may increase dryness or irritaiton of skin. If this occurs, only one acne medication should be used unless directed by your doctor. Limit use to the face and neck. Wash hands after use.

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