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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

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Act Dry Mouth Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash, Soothing Mint

Act Dry Mouth Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash, Soothing Mint

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CATEGORY

Mouthwash

BRAND

Act

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    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
SODIUM FLUORIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) anticaries agent, oral care agent, antiplaque, oral care
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, plasticiser, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
XYLITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 02
POLOXAMER 407
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
BETAINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
FLAVORS
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) Not Available
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Ingredient score: 02
BISABOLOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning, soothing
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CARNOSINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-14M
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-160M
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, perfuming, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA POLYMORPHA SINENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
PUERARIA LOBATA ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) Not Available
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, corrosion inhibitor, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, anticorrosive, buffering, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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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 • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
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Ingredient score: 06
CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, cosmetic biocide, deodorant agent, oral care agent, antimicrobial, antistatic, deodorant, emulsifying, hair conditioning, oral care, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SUCRALOSE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
FD&C GREEN NO. 3 (CI 42053)
Appeared as: GREEN 3
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (MANGANESE and ANILINE)
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Ingredient score: 05
D&C YELLOW NO. 10 (CI 47005)
Appeared as: YELLOW 10 (309-043)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ZINC, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Sodium Fluoride 0.02%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, GLYCERIN, SORBITOL, XYLITOL, POLOXAMER 407, BETAINE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, FLAVORS, BISABOLOL, CARNOSINE, PEG-14M, PEG-160M, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT, ANGELICA POLYMORPHA SINENSIS ROOT EXTRACT, LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT, PUERARIA LOBATA ROOT EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, POLYSORBATE 20, LACTIC ACID, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA, CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE, SUCRALOSE, GREEN 3, YELLOW 10 (309-043)

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.


PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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