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E.l.f. Exfoliating Scrub (2018 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the E.l.f. Exfoliating Scrub (2018 formulation) product label collected on January 09, 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. EWG's rating for E.l.f. Exfoliating Scrub (2018 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: January 2018

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL
Appeared as: PHENOXYTHANOL

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VE)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Fair

Limited
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SHELL POWDER
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, GLYCERIN, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, POLYSORBATE 60, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, STEARIC ACID, JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER, SORBITAN STEARATE, PHENOXYTHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, TRIETHANOLAMINE, FRAGRANCE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VE), PRUNUS ARMENIACA APRICOT) FRUIT EXTRACT, DISODIUM EDTA MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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