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Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub (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 Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub (old formulation) is 3.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM SORBATE (FOOD GRADE PRESERVATIVE)

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None
EUTERPE OLERACEAE (ACAI) BERRY
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) BERRY

Limited

Limited
ROSA CANINA FRUIT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD)
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA)

Limited
MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE)
Appeared as: MATRICARIA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE)

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

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

None

None

Fair

Fair

Limited
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KNOTTED WRACK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (SEA KELP)

Limited
THEOBROMO CACAO (COCOA) POWDER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) POWDER

None
CHLORELLA PYRENOIDOSA EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA PYRENOIDOSA

Fair

Limited
GLUCONOLACTONE
Appeared as: GLUCONO DELTA LACTONE

Good
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARAGEENAN

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None
ARGANIA SPINOSA EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) STEM CELLS

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: LEMON PEEL GRANULES

• Use restrictions (low)

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 Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Berry (organic), Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) (organic), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) (organic), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) (organic), Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) (organic), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) (organic), Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) (organic), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice (organic), Vegetable Glycerin, French Green Clay, Saponified Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (organic), Cellulose Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil (organic), Ascophyllum Nodosum (Sea Kelp), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Powder, Chlorella Pyrenoidosa (organic), Chlorophyll, Glucono Delta Lactone, Carageenan, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil (organic), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Essential Oil Blend: (Salvia Officinalis (Sage)), Mentha Spicata (Spearmint), Lemon Peel Granules (organic)

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