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Scotch Porter Charcoal & Licorice Restoring Face Wash

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Scotch Porter Charcoal & Licorice Restoring Face Wash 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 Restoring Face Wash is 3.

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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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)

None

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

Limited
PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC GLYCERIDE
Appeared as: PEG-6 CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC GLYCERIDES

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

Good
LECITHIN
Appeared as: LECITHIN (DERIVED FROM SOY)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

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
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT
Appeared as: MARSHMALLOW ROOT

Limited
PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PEONY ROOT

Limited

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

Limited
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER) BLOSSOMS
Appeared as: RED CLOVER BLOSSOMS

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF
Appeared as: GREEN TEA LEAF

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: COCO GLUCOSIDE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT) OIL

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
GLYCERYL OLEATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL OLEATE (DERIVED FROM GLYCERIN; OLEIC ACID)

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

Limited
SOYAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: SOYAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (DERIVED FROM SOY)

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE) LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: SOYBEAN (GLYCINE SOJA) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT OIL; FERMENTED SUGAR)

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE (DERIVED FROM GLYCERIN; CAPRYLIC ACID)

• Enhanced skin absorption

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

Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-5 OLEATE
Appeared as: POLYGLYCERYL-5 OLEATE (DERIVED FROM GLYCERIN & OLEIC ACID)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BORAGE OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL

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

Limited

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: DL-ALPHA TOCOPHEROL

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

None
PHYTOSTERYL CANOLATE
Appeared as: PHYTOSTERYL CANOLATE (DERIVED FROM ESTER OF PHYTOSTEROL; CANOLA) OIL

None

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Marshmallow Root, Peony Root, Chamomile Flowers, Red Clover Blossoms, Green Tea Leaf, Licorice Root, Burdock Root, Deionized Water, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber Extract), Coco Glucoside (Derived from Coconut Oil), Glyceryl Oleate (Derived from Glycerin and Oleic Acid), Soyamidopropyl Betaine (Derived from Soy), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Soybean (Glycine Soja) Oil, Stearamide AMP, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (Derived from Coconut Oil and Fermented Sugar), Heptyl Glucoside (Derived from Sugar and Castor Seeds), Lecithin (Derived from Soy), Glyceryl Caprylate (Derived from Glycerin and Caprylic Acid), Rosa demascena (Rose) Distillate, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate (Derived from Glycerin & Oleic Acid), Borage Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (Derived from Coconut Oil), dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Activated Charcoal, Propanediol (Derived from Corn Glucose), dl-alpha Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl tetrastearate, PEG-6 Capric/Caprylic Glycerides, Phytosteryl Canolate (Derived from Ester of Phytosterol and Canola Oil), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Derived from Guar Gum), Pentylene Glycol (Derived from Sugar Cane Bagasse or Corn Cobs)

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