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Prep U Charcoal Scrub, Unscented

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Prep U Charcoal Scrub, Unscented product label collected on July 14, 2020 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 Prep U Charcoal Scrub, Unscented is 1.

Data last updated: July 2020

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)
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
CI 77004
Appeared as: BENTONITE CLAY

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: SPRING WATER

None
SAPONIFIED COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT SAPONIFIED OIL

None
SAPONIFIED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER SAPONIFIED OIL

None
SAPONIFIED OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLIVE SAPONIFIED OIL

None
SAPONIFIED CASTOR OIL
Appeared as: CASTOR SAPONIFIED OIL

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

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL
Appeared as: APRICOT KERNEL POWDER

Limited
JUGLANS NIGRA (BLACK WALNUT)
Appeared as: BLACK WALNUT (HULL) POWDER

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
Appeared as: ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

SPRING WATER, SAPONIFIED OILS* OF (COCONUTSUNFLOWER OLIVE AND CASTOR), BENTONITE CLAY, APRICOT KERNEL POWDER, BLACK WALNUT (HULL) POWDER, ROSEMARY LEAF EXTRACT ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL, AND POTASSIUM SORBATE.

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