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Higher Education Grinding Away Skin Polishing Scrub

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Higher Education Grinding Away Skin Polishing Scrub product label collected on January 15, 2021 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 Higher Education Grinding Away Skin Polishing Scrub is 3.

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Data last updated: January 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

None

None

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

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

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Fair

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
TOCOPHERYL NICOTINATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL NICOTINATE (VITAMIN E-ESTER)

• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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:

Benzyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol , Cellulose Acetate, Cetyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Coconut Alcohol, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycolic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Palmitic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitol, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Tocopheryl Nicotinate (vitamin E-ester)

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