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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

Clean & Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent (2019 formulation)

Clean & Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent (2019 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Toners/Astringents

BRAND

Clean & Clear

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2019

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: 08
FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: RED 4
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
ISOCETETH-20
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-4
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber, uv filter
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, antimicrobial agent, cosmetic astringent, fragrance ingredient, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHICONE PROPYL PG-BETAINE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
DENATONIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, ALCOHOL, ISOCETETH-20, FRAGRANCE, DIMETHICONE PROPYL PG-BETAINE, BENZOPHENONE-4, RED 4, DENATONIUM BENZOATE

Directions from packaging:

Cleanse skin thoroughly before applying medication. Moisten a cotton ball and cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a physician. If bothersome drying or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Flammable, keep away from open fire or flame. When using this product avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, immediately flush with water; using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

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: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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