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Paul Penders Active Glow Facial Scrub

EWG scientists reviewed the Paul Penders Active Glow Facial Scrub product label collected on February 26, 2018 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. Paul Penders Active Glow Facial Scrub is EWG VERIFIED™.

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Data last updated: February 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA*

Limited

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Cancer (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Limited
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA
Appeared as: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA POWDER** (ANGELICA)

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER POWDER** (ARNICA)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER POWDER** (CALENDULA)

Limited
MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CAMOMILE)
Appeared as: MATRICARIA RECUTITA FLOWER POWDER** (CHAMOMILE)

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOWER POWDER** (ELDERFLOWER)

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS ROOT POWDER** (GINGER)

Limited
PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT POWDER** (GINSENG)

Limited
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE)
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA POWDER** (HONEYSUCKLE)

Limited
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS)
Appeared as: HUMULUS LUPULUS POWDER** (HOPS)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL)
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HYEMALE POWDER** (HORSETAIL)

Limited
JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) BERRY
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS FRUIT POWDER** (JUNIPER)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER POWDER** (LAVENDER)

Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM)
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF POWDER** (LEMON BALM)

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE)
Appeared as: URTICA DIOICA POWDER** (NETTLE)

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA)
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA POWDER** (PENNYWORT)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF POWDER** (PEPPERMINT)

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY)
Appeared as: ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS POWDER** (ROSEMARY)

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE)
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS POWDER** (SAGE)

Fair
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT)
Appeared as: HYPERICUM PERFORATUM POWDER** (ST. JOHN'S WORT)

Fair
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: CURCUMA LONGA ROOT POWDER** (TURMERIC)

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA POWDER** (WITCH HAZEL)

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: ARCHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM POWDER** (YARROW)

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: L. ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT JUICE
Appeared as: ANANAS COMOSUS (BROMELAIN) EXTRACT

Fair
PAPAIN
Appeared as: CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAIN) EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
OCTANOHYDROXAMIC ACID
Appeared as: CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID (AMINO ACID)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua*, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) extract, Decyl glucoside, Bambusa arundinacea (Bamboo) stem extract, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) extract, Glycerin, Xanthan gum, Angelica archangelica (Angelica) powder**, Arnica montana (Arnica) flower powder**, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) flower powder**, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) flower powder**, Sambucus nigra (Elderflower) flower powder**, Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) root powder**, Panax quinquefolium (Ginseng) root powder**, Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle) powder**, Humulus lupulus (Hops) powder**, Equisetum hyemale (Horsetail) powder**, Juniperus communis (Juniper) fruit powder**, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) flower powder**, Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm) leaf powder**, Urtica dioica (Nettle) powder**, Centella asiatica (Pennywort) powder**, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf powder**, Rosemarinus officinalis (Rosemary) powder**, Salvia officinalis (Sage) powder**, Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) powder**, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) root powder**, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) powder**, Archillea millefolium (Yarrow) powder**, Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) oil, Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) seed extract, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), L. ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) oil, Ananas comosus (Bromelain) extract, Carica papaya (Papain) extract, Caprylhydroxamic acid (amino acid), glyceryl caprylate(1); *Citral, *Limonene

Directions from packaging:

After cleansing face and neck, apply scrub and massage in circular motions for 1-5 minutes to exfoliate. Rinse gently and pat dry. Follow by skin toner and moisturizer suitable to your skin type. For best results, apply 2 times per week.

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