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Bolden Skin Clarifying Cleanser

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Bolden Skin Clarifying Cleanser product label collected on June 26, 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 Bolden Skin Clarifying Cleanser is 5.

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Data last updated: June 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 MODERATE

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)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035)
Appeared as: RED 40 (CI 16035)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited

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

None

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited
LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) SEED EXTRACT

Limited
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA (PUNARNAVA)
Appeared as: BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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 (AQUA), SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, DISODIUM EDTA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ZINC GLUCONATE, PROPANEDIOL, BUTETH-3, SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE, LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) SEED EXTRACT, BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA ROOT EXTRACT, TRIBUTYL CITRATE, ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT, DISODIUM ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE PHOSPHATE, ALGAE EXTRACT, YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), RED 40 (CI 16035), BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

Directions from packaging:

Gently massage cleanser onto dampened skin to form lather. Rinse clean with warm water. Use AM and PM. For best results, follow with Bolden Skin Brightening Toner.

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