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Avene After-Shave Fluid (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Avene After-Shave Fluid (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 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 Avene After-Shave Fluid (2014 formulation) is 2.

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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 LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (HYDRATING AGENT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
ALUMINUM SUCROSE OCTASULFATE
Appeared as: SUCRALFATE

Limited
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCURBITA PEPO EXTRACT

Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: SAFFLOWER OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua) 74%, Triclosan 0.1%, Bisabolol 0.1%, Sucralfate 0.2%, Glycerin (Hydrating Agent), Cucurbita Pepo Extract, Safflower Oil

Directions from packaging:

Apply after shaving on clean dry skin of the face and neck. Finish with a fine mist of Av�ne Thermal Spring Water to soothe and soften.

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