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Scotch Porter Charcoal & Licorice Exfoliating Face Scrub

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Scotch Porter Charcoal & Licorice Exfoliating Face Scrub 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 Exfoliating Face Scrub 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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

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
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (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: DLL-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)

None

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

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN EXTRACT
Appeared as: RICE BRAN EXTRACT

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT
Appeared as: MARSHMALLOW ROOT

Limited
CURCUMA AROMATICA (TUMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: TURMERIC ROOT SLICES

Limited
PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PEONY ROOT

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

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

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

Limited

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)

Limited
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Good
LECITHIN
Appeared as: LECITHIN (DERIVED FROM SOY)

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

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

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) DISTILLATE
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 (BBORAGE) SEED OIL

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

Fair

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

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

Limited

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

None
TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE
Appeared as: TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DDIACETATE

Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CCHLORIDE (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, Turmeric Root Slices, Rice Bran Extract, Peony Root, 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), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Derived from Coconut Oil), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Jojoba Esters, Soybean (Glycine Soja) Oil, Stearamide AMP, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Lactic Acid, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (Derived from Coconut Oil and Fermented Sugar), Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, 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 (Bborage) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (Derived from Coconut Oil), DLl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Activated Charcoal, Propanediol (Derived from Corn Glucose), Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Phytosteryl Canolate (Derived from Ester of Phytosterol and Canola Oil), Tetrasodium Glutamate Ddiacetate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Cchloride (Derived from Guar Gum), Pentylene Glycol (Derived from Sugar Cane Bagasse or Corn Cobs)

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