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Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Argan Nut Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Argan Nut Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser product label collected on January 25, 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 Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Argan Nut Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is 5.

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA SHELL POWDER

Limited

Robust

Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT/SUGAR CANE EXTRACT

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT WATER/ORANGE FRUIT WATER

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACER SACCHARUM EXTRACT/SUGAR MAPLE EXTRACT

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:

919050 19 WATER, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, GLYCERIN, COCO-BETAINE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ARGANIA SPINOSA SHELL POWDER, PERLITE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PEG-14M, PHENOXYETHANOL, LACTIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, FRAGRANCE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SALICYLIC ACID, VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT/SUGAR CANE EXTRACT, LIMONENE, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT WATER/ORANGE FRUIT WATER, CITRUS LIMON FRUIT EXTRACT, LINALOOL, ACER SACCHARUM EXTRACT/SUGAR MAPLE EXTRACT, BENZYL SALICYLATE, PPG-5-CETETH-20, CITRIC ACID

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