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Baxter Of California Facial Scrub

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Baxter Of California Facial Scrub product label collected on October 28, 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 Baxter Of California Facial Scrub is 5.

Data last updated: October 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA / WATER

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) KERNEL MEAL
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS KERNEL MEAL / CORN KERNEL MEAL

Limited
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SHELL POWDER
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA / WALNUT SHELL POWDER

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / SUNFLOWER SEED OIL

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None
SAPONIFIED SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL / JOJOBA SEED OIL

Limited

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL / AVOCADO OIL

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT / GRAPE SEED EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)

None
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS AMARA (BITTER ALMOND) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED EXTRACT / SWEET ALMOND SEED EXTRACT

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA / WATER, ZEA MAYS KERNEL MEAL / CORN KERNEL MEAL, JUGLANS REGIA / WALNUT SHELL POWDER, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, PROPANEDIOL, STEARETH-2, STEARETH-20, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, POLYSORBATE 60, PHENOXYETHANOL, BISABOLOL ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, METHYLPARABEN BENZALDEHYDE, XANTHAN GUM, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, ROSA CANINA SEED POWDER, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PROPYLPARABEN, DISODIUM EDTA, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL / JOJOBA SEED OIL, FARNESOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL / AVOCADO OIL, PANTHENOL, VITIS VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT / GRAPE SEED EXTRACT, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED EXTRACT / SWEET ALMOND SEED EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, PANTOLACTONE, TOCOPHEROL

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