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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Scotch Porter Charcoal & Licorice Exfoliating Face Scrub

CATEGORY

Exfoliant/Scrub
Facial Cleanser

BRAND

Scotch Porter

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 04
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 04
LACTIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) exfoliant, fragrance ingredient, humectant, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent -humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: DLL-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-150 PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRASTEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC GLYCERIDES
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 02
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN EXTRACT
Appeared as: RICE BRAN EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
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Ingredient score: 02
LECITHIN
Appeared as: LECITHIN (DERIVED FROM SOY)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 02
PROPANEDIOL
Appeared as: PROPANEDIOL (DERIVED FROM CORN GLUCOSE)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT
Appeared as: MARSHMALLOW ROOT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CURCUMA AROMATICA (TUMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: TURMERIC ROOT SLICES
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PEONY ROOT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER) BLOSSOMS
Appeared as: RED CLOVER BLOSSOMS
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF
Appeared as: GREEN TEA LEAF
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT
Appeared as: LICORICE ROOT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) ROOT
Appeared as: BURDOCK ROOT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: COCO GLUCOSIDE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL OLEATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL OLEATE (DERIVED FROM GLYCERIN; OLEIC ACID)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying, perfuming
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE) LEAF JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
JOJOBA ESTERS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, moisturising, skin conditioning, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: SOYBEAN (GLYCINE SOJA) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARAMIDE AMP
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, foam boosting, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL/ CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT OIL; FERMENTED SUGAR)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SALIX NIGRA (BLACK WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
HEPTYL GLUCOSIDE (DERIVED FROM SUGAR; CASTOR SEEDS)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE (DERIVED FROM GLYCERIN; CAPRYLIC ACID)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: ROSA DEMASCENA DISTILLATE (ROSE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGLYCERYL-5 OLEATE
Appeared as: POLYGLYCERYL-5 OLEATE (DERIVED FROM GLYCERIN & OLEIC ACID)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BORAGE OFFICINALIS (BBORAGE) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES (DERIVED FROM COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, colorant, opacifying agent, cosmetic colorant
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYTOSTERYL CANOLATE
Appeared as: PHYTOSTERYL CANOLATE (DERIVED FROM ESTER OF PHYTOSTEROL; CANOLA) OIL
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE
Appeared as: TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DDIACETATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
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Ingredient score: 01
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Appeared as: GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CCHLORIDE (DERIVED FROM GUAR GUM)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, film forming, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: PENTYLENE GLYCOL (DERIVED FROM SUGAR CANE BAGASSE; CORN COBS)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
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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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