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Clean & Clear Advantage Daily Soothing Scrub (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Clean & Clear Advantage Daily Soothing Scrub (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 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 Advantage Daily Soothing Scrub (2014 formulation) is 4.

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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN
Appeared as: CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREENS

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

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA ESTERS

Limited

Fair

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (2%, Acne Medication), Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Propanediol, Jojoba Esters, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Microcrystalline Wax, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Chromium Hydroxide Greens, Chromium Oxide Greens

Directions from packaging:

Wet face. Gently massage all over face, avoiding eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only, Other warnings: If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. When using this product: Product skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occur if you use another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical acne medication at a time. Rinse right away with water if it gets in eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

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