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Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra-Calming Hydrating Gel Cleanser

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra-Calming Hydrating Gel Cleanser product label collected on October 11, 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 Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra-Calming Hydrating Gel Cleanser 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
None
PEG-8 DODECENYLSUCCINATE
Appeared as: DODECENYLSUCCINATE

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Appeared as: POTASSIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Robust

None
HYDROGENATED POTATO STARCH
Appeared as: SODIUM HYDROLYZED POTATO STARCH

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA KERNEL FLOUR (OAT)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, GLYCERIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE, SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM HYDROLYZED POTATO STARCH DODECENYLSUCCINATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, HYDROXYACETOPHENONE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, LINOLEAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE, DISODIUM EDTA, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FLOUR, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CHRYSANTHEMUM PARTHENIUM (FEVERFEW) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM JUICE

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