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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask product label collected on December 20, 2017 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 Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask is 4.

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Data last updated: December 2017

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • 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
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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)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Fair

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

Limited
CAROB
Appeared as: CERATONIA SILIQUA GUM (CAROB)

Fair

Limited
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

None

None

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, PROPANEDIOL, CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB) GUM, XANTHAN GUM, CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT, CHLORPHENESIN, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, FRAGRANCE, DISODIUM EDTA, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS SPOROCARP EXTRACT, PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS SEED OIL, SUCROSE COCOATE, TOCOPHEROL, BLUE 1

Directions from packaging:

For best results, apply to your face and leave on for 15-30 minutes after cleansing and before applying your serum to give your skin an extra boost of hydration. Cleanse your face. Peel white film backing from the mask sheet and discard. Place hydrogel down on face and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Remove the mask and massage remaining product onto face and neck.

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