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PCA SKIN pHaze 32 Blemish Control Bar (old formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the PCA SKIN pHaze 32 Blemish Control Bar (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 PCA SKIN pHaze 32 Blemish Control Bar (old formulation) is 1.

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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

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DISTILLED WATER

Fair

Fair

Fair

Good

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

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E) (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
TSUGA CANADENSIS (CANADIAN HEMLOCK) OIL
Appeared as: TSUGA CANADENSIS (HEMLOCK) OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Distilled Water (Aqua), Saponins, Vegetable Oil, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sulfur, Salicylic Acid, Lecithin, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Tsuga Canadensis (Hemlock) Oil

Directions from packaging:

Moisten one of the enclosed pads and create a creamy lather. Cleanse the affected area, allowing lather to remain on skin approximately 2 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN™ sunscreen moisturizer in the daytime and nourishing moisturizer in the evening.

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