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Walgreens Refresh Exfoliating Body Wash

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Walgreens Refresh Exfoliating Body Wash product label collected on June 20, 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 Walgreens Refresh Exfoliating Body Wash is 5.

Data last updated: June 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT FRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
BHT

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

Fair

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

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

Limited
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) BUD EXTRACT

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM SEED OIL

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

Robust

Good

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER. GLYCERIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, SODIUM HYDROXYPROPYL STARCH PHOSPHATE, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, LAURIC ACID, HYDRATED SILICA, SODIUM LAUROYL ISETHIONATE, SODIUM COCOYL GLYCINATE, SODIUM ISETHIONATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, FRAGRANCE, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT FRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT, ARTEMISIA PALLENS FLOWER OIL, RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) BUD EXTRACT, PUNICA GRANATUM SEED OIL, BEHENYL OLIVATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, STEARIC ACID, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, BHT, ETIDRONIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PALMITIC ACID, SODIUM CHLORIDE, CITRIC ACID, TETRASODIUM EDTA, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE.

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