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Scotch Porter Charcoal & Licorice Moisture Defend Face Lotion

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Scotch Porter Charcoal & Licorice Moisture Defend Face Lotion product label collected on December 11, 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 Scotch Porter Charcoal & Licorice Moisture Defend Face Lotion is 2.

Data last updated: December 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: DL-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

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

Fair
PROPANEDIOL
Appeared as: PROPANEDIOL (DERIVED FROM CORN GLUCOSE)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: BISABOLOL (DERIVED FROM CHAMOMILE)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
SORBITOL
Appeared as: SORBITOL (DERIVED FROM FRUITS; CORN; SEAWEED)

Limited
SODIUM PCA
Appeared as: SODIUM PCA (DERIVED FROM NATURALLY OCCURRING AMINO ACID PROLINE)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
HYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Appeared as: HYDROXYSTEARYL ALCOHOL

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL TRIACETYL HYDROXYSTEARATE
Appeared as: HYDROXYSTEARYL GLUCOSIDE (DERIVED FROM VEGETABLE OIL EXTRACTED FROM RICINUS SEEDS)

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) FLOWER
Appeared as: HIBISCUS FLOWERS

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: DL-ALPHA TOCOPHEROL

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited
PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PEONY ROOT

Fair

Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE (DERIVED FROM GUAR GUM)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT
Appeared as: LICORICE ROOT

Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: PENTYLENE GLYCOL (DERIVED FROM SUGAR CANE BAGASSE; CORN COBS)

Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT
Appeared as: BURDOCK ROOT

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: ROSA DEMASCENA DISTILLATE (ROSE)

None

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES (DERIVED FROM COCONUT) OIL

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)

None

None

None

Limited
BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED) STEROLS
Appeared as: BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS STEROLS (RAPESEED)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None
LACTOBACILLUS/ KELP FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/KELP FERMENT FILTRATE (SEA KELP)

Limited

Limited

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

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:

Sacred Lotus Root, Hibiscus Flowers, Peony Root, Chamomile Flowers, Licorice Root, Burdock Root, Deionized Water, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber Extract), Rosa demascena (Rose) Distillate, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (Derived from Coconut Oil), dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Activated Charcoal, Hexyldecanol, Bisabolol (Derived from Chamomile), 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract), Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate (Sea Kelp), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Betaine, Silica, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Sorbitol (Derived from Fruits, Corn and Seaweed), Sodium PCA (Derived from Naturally Occurring Amino Acid Proline), Hydroxystearyl Alcohol (and) Hydroxystearyl Glucoside (Derived from Vegetable Oil Extracted from Ricinus Seeds), Propanediol (Derived from Corn Glucose), dl-alpha Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Stearic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Derived from Guar Gum), Pentylene Glycol (Derived from Sugar Cane Bagasse or Corn Cobs)

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