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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

Limited

Acure Brightening Facial Scrub

Acure Brightening Facial Scrub

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CATEGORY

Exfoliant/Scrub
Facial Cleanser

BRAND

Acure Organics

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    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: 03
GLYCERYL LAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)
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Ingredient score: 03
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
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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
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
JUGLANS REGIA (PERSIAN WALNUT) SHELL POWDER
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, bulking agent
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Ingredient score: 01
KAOLIN
Appeared as: KAOLIN (FRENCH GREEN CLAY)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, skin protectant;slip modifier, anticaking, bulking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, cleansing, foam boosting, foaming, hair conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON)
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON PEEL (LEMON)
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM PCA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 01
LAMINARIA DIGITATA POWDER
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA (KELP) POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LILIUM CANDIDUM (MADONNA LILY)
Appeared as: LILIUM CANDIDUM LEAF (MADONNA) LEAF CULTURE EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, astringent, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT
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
ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASPHALATUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CHLOROPHYLL
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 01
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHRONDUS CRISPUS EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ARGANIA SPINOSA EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS (LEMONGRASS) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, emollient
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LEVULINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCONOLACTONE
Appeared as: GLUCONO-DELTA LACTONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER/AQUA, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, GLYCERIN, SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE, JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SHELL POWDER, KAOLIN (FRENCH GREEN CLAY), SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL, SODIUM PCA, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, GLYCERYL LAURATE, SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, LAMINARIA DIGITATA (KELP) POWDER, LILIUM CANDIDUM LEAF (MADONNA) LEAF CULTURE EXTRACT, EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT*, RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT*, ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT*, PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT*, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT*, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT*, ASPHALATUS LINEARIS (ROOIBOS) LEAF EXTRACT*, CHLOROPHYLL, CHRONDUS CRISPUS EXTRACT, ARGANIA SPINOSA CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT, CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS (LEMONGRASS) LEAF OIL, MENTHA VIRDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL, SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL, CELLULOSE GUM, SODIUM LEVULINATE, GLUCONO-DELTA LACTONE, POTASSIUM SORBATE.

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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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.

LEARN MORE ON LEAPINGBUNNY.ORG

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.

Score legend

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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