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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

AprilSkin Carrotene Blemish Clear Vita Pads

AprilSkin Carrotene Blemish Clear Vita Pads

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Facial Moisturizer/Treatment

BRAND

April Skin

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    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: 02
PROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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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: 02
TROMETHAMINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
BAROSMA BETULINA LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
HYDROGENATED LECITHIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 02
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, masking, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
PINUS PALUSTRIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, tonic
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 75130
Appeared as: BETA-CAROTENE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
NIACINAMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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Ingredient score: 01
METHYLPROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
1,2-HEXANEDIOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBETH-30 TETRAOLEATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHARIDE HYDROLYSATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCONOLACTONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT
Appeared as: DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA ROOT WATER (CARROT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
ADENOSINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, moisturising, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
LITHOSPERMUM ERYTHRORHIZON ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACKCURRANT) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
INDIGOFERA TINCTORIA EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, emulsion stabilizer, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYGLYCERYL-10 STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HEMEROCALLIS FULVA FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PINUS DENSIFLORA EXTRACT
Appeared as: PINUS DENSIFLORA LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ULMUS DAVIDIANA ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PUERARIA LOBATA (KUDZU) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUERARIA LOBATA ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent
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Ingredient score: 01
PYRIDOXINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
FOLIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
BIOTIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antiseborrhoeic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12)
Appeared as: CYANOCOBALAMIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: THIAMINE HCL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
RIBOFLAVIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
LINOLEIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of linoleic acid., antistatic, cleansing, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
MYOSOTIS SYLVATICA EXTRACT
Appeared as: MYOSOTIS SYLVATICA FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Methylpropanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Butylene Glycol, Gluconolactone, Tromethamine, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Adenosine, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Disodium EDTA, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Leaf Extract, Barosma Betulina Leaf Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Indigofera Tinctoria Extract, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Dipropylene Glycol, Hemerocallis Fulva Flower Extract, Pinus Densiflora Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Myosotis Sylvatica Flower/Leaf/stem Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Pyridoxine, Folic Acid, Biotin, Tocopherol, Cyanocobalamin, Thiamine HCl, Riboflavin, Linoleic Acid, Beta-Carotene

Directions from packaging:

1. Use on clean skin after cleansing, in the AM and PM. . 2. Use the embossed side to exfoliate and remove excess dirt on the skin. 3. Flip the pad over and use the silky side to polish and give the skin a hydrating, radiant finish.

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.

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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