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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

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Paul Penders Active Glow Facial Scrub (2018 formulation)

Paul Penders Active Glow Facial Scrub (2018 formulation)

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Exfoliant/Scrub

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Paul Penders

DATA LAST UPDATED

February 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, astringent, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM)
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF POWDER** (LEMON BALM)
Data Availability: Fair
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF POWDER** (PEPPERMINT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, refreshing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative, astringent, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, and TRICLOSAN)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 02
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsion stabilising, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER POWDER
Appeared as: MATRICARIA RECUTITA FLOWER POWDER** (CHAMOMILE)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA*
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA
Appeared as: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA POWDER** (ANGELICA)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER POWDER** (ARNICA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER POWDER** (CALENDULA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOWER POWDER** (ELDERFLOWER)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS ROOT POWDER** (GINGER)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT POWDER** (GINSENG)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent
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Ingredient score: 01
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE)
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA POWDER** (HONEYSUCKLE)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS)
Appeared as: HUMULUS LUPULUS POWDER** (HOPS)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HYEMALE POWDER** (HORSETAIL)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) BERRY
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS FRUIT POWDER** (JUNIPER)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER POWDER
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER POWDER** (LAVENDER)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE)
Appeared as: URTICA DIOICA POWDER** (NETTLE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA)
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA POWDER** (PENNYWORT)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF POWDER
Appeared as: ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS POWDER** (ROSEMARY)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE)
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS POWDER** (SAGE)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT)
Appeared as: HYPERICUM PERFORATUM POWDER** (ST. JOHN'S WORT)
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 01
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: CURCUMA LONGA ROOT POWDER** (TURMERIC)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA POWDER** (WITCH HAZEL)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: ARCHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM POWDER** (YARROW)
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: L. ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT JUICE
Appeared as: ANANAS COMOSUS (BROMELAIN) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PAPAIN
Appeared as: CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAIN) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, lytic agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
OCTANOHYDROXAMIC ACID
Appeared as: CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID (AMINO ACID)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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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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The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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