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Product score: 03

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Naturium Emulsion 10% Azelaic Acid

Naturium Emulsion 10% Azelaic Acid

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BRAND

Naturium

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
C13-15 ALKANE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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
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
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: AQUA
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
AZELAIC ACID
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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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
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antimicrobial, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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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
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
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emollient, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYLHEXYL OLIVATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL COCOATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
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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
ALLANTOIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
SEBACIC ACID
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
RHEUM RHAPONTICUM ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACETYL RHEUM RHAPONTICUM ROOT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BIDENS PILOSA EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, abrasive
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Ingredient score: 01
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYACETOPHENONE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENYL TRIACETATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SQUALANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, refatting, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (low)
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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
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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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua, Azelaic Acid, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylpropanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Isostearyl Alcohol, C13-15 Alkane, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Niacinamide, Allantoin, Sebacic Acid, Acetyl Rheum Rhaponticum Root Extract, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Bidens Pilosa Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Carbomer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Silica, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenyl Triacetate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylcellulose, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactobacillus Ferment, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol.

Directions from packaging:

Upon first use, pump several times until product starts dispensing. Apply an even layer, avoiding the eye area. For best results, follow with moisturizer. If mild sensitivity or redness occurs, reduce frequency of use until skin adjusts. Wear SPF during the day. Patch test prior to use is advised.

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

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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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