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Clean & Clear Morning Burst Cleanser (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Clean & Clear Morning Burst Cleanser (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 Clean & Clear Morning Burst Cleanser (2014 formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: November 2014

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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • 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
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 (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

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)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM HYDROXIDE (MAY ALSO CONTAIN)

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

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL EXTRACT (GRAPEFRUIT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Robust

Fair
DISODIUM EDTA
Appeared as: DISODIUM EDTA (LACTOSE)

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

Fair

Fair

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVA FRUIT EXTRACT (CUCUMBER)

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GINSENG (PANAX GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT (GINGER)

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance (Parfum), Mannitol, Phenoxyethanol, Menthyl Lactate, Cellulose, Disodium EDTA (Lactose), Methylparaben, Menthol, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ethylparaben, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Triethyl Citrate, Cucumis Sativa Fruit Extract (Cucumber), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract (Grapefruit), Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract (Ginger), Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Talc, Sodium Hydroxide (May also contain)

Directions from packaging:

Wet hands and face. As you work cleanser into a gentle lather, the bursting beads gently break to release vitamins. Gently massage all over face, avoiding eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

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