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Murad Acne Clarifying Toner (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Murad Acne Clarifying Toner (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 Murad Acne Clarifying Toner (old formulation) is 4.

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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) EXTRACT (LEMON)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Limited
MURASAKI401
Appeared as: EXT D&C VIOLET 2 (CI 60730) (CI 60730)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

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

Fair
CI 42090
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) (CI 42090)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) DISTILLATE
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA DISTILLATE (WITCH HAZEL)

Limited

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

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

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

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

Good

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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

Fair
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (COMFREY ROOT)

None

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT (GRAPE)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited
CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Hamamelis Virginiana Distillate (Witch Hazel), Butylene Glycol, PPG 5 Ceteth 20, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (Cucumber), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract (Lemon), Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Lecithin, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (Grape), Nonoxynol 9, PEG 12 Dimethicone, Menthol, Menthoxypropanediol, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Ext D&C Violet 2 (CI 60730) (CI 60730), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) (CI 42090)

Directions from packaging:

Every day after cleansing, pour a small amount onto cotton pad and gently wipe over face and neck. For optimal results, follow with recommended Murad treatment.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

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