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Akar Skin Clarify Cleanser

EWG scientists reviewed the Akar Skin Clarify Cleanser product label collected on August 06, 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. Akar Skin Clarify Cleanser is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: August 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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
Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

None

None

Limited
YUCCA GLAUCA (SOAPWEED) EXTRACT
Appeared as: YUCCA GLAUCA EXTRACT

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE

Limited

None

Limited

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

None
STYRAX TONKINENSE RESIN EXTRACT
Appeared as: STYRAX BENZOIN RESIN EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED PEROXIDASE
Appeared as: SOYBEAN PEROXIDASE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

*Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Aqua, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Yucca Glauca Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Lactobacillus/Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Powder, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, *Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, *Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, *Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan, Sodium Phytate, Citric Acid, Superoxide Dismutase, Soybean Peroxidase

Directions from packaging:

Squeeze one to two full pumps into palm. Inhale deeply and rub between hands until gel begins to lather. Take to dry skin and massage with indulgence before rinsing off with water. Store in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight.

Warnings from packaging:

Patch testing recommended. Contact physician if irritation occur. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children

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