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Oxy Daily Defense Advanced Facial Cleanser, Citrus (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Oxy Daily Defense Advanced Facial Cleanser, Citrus (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 Oxy Daily Defense Advanced Facial Cleanser, Citrus (2016 formulation) is 8.

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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 HIGH

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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

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)

Good
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Appeared as: TROLAMINE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

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

Fair
OCTISALATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

None

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

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)

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)

Fair

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

Fair

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

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)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: , ASCORBIC ACID

Limited
ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS (HUANG QI) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Fair
DISODIUM EDTA
Appeared as: EDETATE DISODIUM

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Robust

None

None

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2%. Inactive Ingredients: ascorbic acid, astragalus membranaceus root extract, butylene glycol, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, caprylyl glycol, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, DMDM hydantoin, edetate disodium, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, ethylhexyl salicylate, forsythia suspensa fruit extract, fragrance, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, lactic acid, lauramidopropyl betaine, lauryl glucoside, mangifera indica (mango) fruit extract, menthol, octyldodecanol, PEG-8 dimethicone, PEG-150 distearate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, phenoxyethanol, polysorbate 20, PPG-26-buteth-26, purified water, retinyl palmitate, silica, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, sodium chloride, sodium propoxyhydroxypropyl thiosulfate silica, sorbic acid, tocopheryl acetate, trolamine, yellow 6.

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