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Neutrogena Skinclearing, Complexion Perfector, Fair 10

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Neutrogena Skinclearing, Complexion Perfector, Fair 10 product label collected on October 29, 2019 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 Skinclearing, Complexion Perfector, Fair 10 is 3.

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Data last updated: October 2019

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited
CETYL LACTATE
Appeared as: CETYL LAVTATE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

None

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

None

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM C14-16 PLEFIN SULFONATE

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited
DICAPRYLYL ETHER
Appeared as: DICAPRYLY ETHER

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

None

Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: ANTHAN GUM

None

None

Good

• Cancer (moderate)
• 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, DIMETHICONE, DICAPRYLY ETHER, GLYCERIN, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETETH-10 PHOSPHATE, DICETYL PHOSPHATE, METHYL GLUCETH-20, MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE, STEARETH-20, ANTHAN GUM, STEARETH-2, SODIUM C14-16 PLEFIN SULFONATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CETYL LAVTATE, BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE, COCAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE, TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE, C12-15 ALKYL LACTATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES.

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