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Cetaphil Dermacontrol Purifying Clay Mask

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cetaphil Dermacontrol Purifying Clay Mask product label collected on July 24, 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 Cetaphil Dermacontrol Purifying Clay Mask is 2.

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Data last updated: July 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Limited

• 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)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL ACETATE

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair
CI 77004
Appeared as: BENTONITE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSMA (AVOCADO) OIL

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHUM GUM

Limited

Limited

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) OIL
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) SEED OIL

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

None

Fair

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, KAOLIN, GLYCERIN, PETROLATUM, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PROPANEDIOL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, BENTONITE, PEG-100 STEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT, PERSEA GRATISSMA (AVOCADO) OIL, XANTHUM GUM, SORBITAN STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) SEED OIL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CITRIC ACID, GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, TOCOPHEROL ACETATE, PHYTOSTEROLS

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