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Borghese Fango Purificanted Skin Clearing Facial Scrub (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Borghese Fango Purificanted Skin Clearing Facial Scrub (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 Borghese Fango Purificanted Skin Clearing Facial Scrub (2016 formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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
  • 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
  • Neurotoxicity
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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)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

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

Fair
OCTISALATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair
CI 77004
Appeared as: BENTONITE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited
AVOBENZONE
Appeared as: BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Robust

Limited
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM POWDER
Appeared as: BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER

Limited

Robust

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL

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

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL

Fair

Limited
PIPER NIGRUM (BLACK PEPPER) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: PIPER NIGRUM SEED EXTRACT

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT

Fair
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM SEED EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Robust

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

Good

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Chloride, Phytic Acid, Kaolin, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Bentonite, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Piper Nigrum Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Diatomaceous Earth, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Bisabolol, Allantoin, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Glycerin, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Collagen Amino Acids, Adenosine Triphosphate, Sea Salt, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Polyquaternium-7, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Fragrance, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, BHT, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica, Tin Oxide

Directions from packaging:

Apply a small amount to damp skin and gently massage using circular motions. Avoid eye area. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Gently pat dry. Use two to three times per week, or as needed.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Discontinue use if rash or irritation appears. Keep out of reach of children.

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