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Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash product label collected on March 23, 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 Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash is 4.

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Data last updated: March 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (BALM MINT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

None

None

None

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT

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

Fair
ALLIUM SATIVUM (GARLIC) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALLIUM SATIVUM (GARLIC) BULB EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
SACCHARINA JAPONICA EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT

Limited
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (MAYPOPS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (TASMANIAN BLUE GUM) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited
SODIUM METHYL OLEYL TAURATE
Appeared as: SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited
AZADIRACHTA INDICA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

None
AZADIRACHTA INDICA FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT

None

None

Limited
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA (CONEFLOWER) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA LEAF EXTRACT

Limited

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Robust

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

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.

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:

WATER/AQUA/EAU, GLYCERIN, SODIUM LAURYLGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYLSULFONATE, SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, HYDROXYPROPYL BIS-HYDROXYETHYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM PCA, SALICYLIC ACID, PHYTIC ACID, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, FUCUS VESICULOSUS EXTRACT, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ALLIUM SATIVUM (GARLIC) BULB EXTRACT, LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT, PASSIFLORA INCARNATA EXTRACT, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT, CAMPHOR, MENTHOL, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF EXTRACT, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT, SOLANUM MELONGENA (EGGPLANT) FRUIT EXTRACT, COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, SODIUM METHYL OLEOYL TAURATE, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE, POLYSORBATE 80, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT, MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT, CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT, MELISSA OFFICINALIS FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, COCCINIA INDICA FRUIT EXTRACT, ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT, ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA LEAF EXTRACT, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT, OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ASCORBIC ACID, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, MALTODEXTRIN, SILICA, PALMITIC ACID, ZINC PCA, KAOLIN, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, BENZYL PCA, PHENOXYETHANOL.

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