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Real Purity Facial Scrub (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Real Purity Facial Scrub (2015 formulation) product label collected on March 30, 2015 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 Real Purity Facial Scrub (2015 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: March 2015

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

Fair
POLYSORBATE-80
Appeared as: POLYSORBATE 80 (PLANT DERIVED)

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: KOSHER VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (PALM)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN) OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED AQUA (WATER)

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

Fair
SORBITOL
Appeared as: SORBITOL (CORN SYRUP)

Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETYL ALCOHOL (PLANT DERIVED)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: HYDROXYETHYL CELLULOSE (PLANT DERIVED)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Purified Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Beads, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin (Palm), Sorbitol (Corn Syrup), Glyceryl (Vegetable), Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Polysorbate 80 (Plant Derived), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (Plant Derived), Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Botanoserve (Plant Preservative System), Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin) Oil

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