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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

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Elta Md Foaming Facial Cleanser

Elta Md Foaming Facial Cleanser

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CATEGORY

Facial Cleanser

BRAND

EltaMD

DATA LAST UPDATED

September 2021

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    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: 08
FRAGRANCE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
METHYL PERFLUOROBUTYL ETHER
Appeared as: METHYL PERFLUOROISOBUTYL ETHER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 04
METHYL PERFLUOROBUTYL ETHER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• 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
PEG/ PPG-14/ 4 DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BISULFITE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, hair-waving/straightening agent, reducing agent, preservative, reducing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioningagent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, artificial nail builder, binder, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent -nonsurfactant, antistatic, binding, film forming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
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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
SODIUM COCOYL GLYCINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - cleansingagent, cleansing, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM SILICATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, slip modifier, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCOYL APPLE AMINO ACIDS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - foambooster, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BROMELAIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) lytic agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, keratolytic, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) suspending agent - nonsurfactant, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antistatic, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM COCAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
UNDECYLENOYL GLYCINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, hair conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MALTODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT ACID
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of coconut acid., cleansing, emollient, emulsifying, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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Ingredient score: 01
HEXYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, emulsifying, perfuming, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating
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Ingredients from packaging:

WATER/AQUA, SODIUM COCOYL GLYCINATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, METHYL PERFLUOROISOBUTYL ETHER, METHYL PERFLUOROBUTYL ETHER, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, SODIUM COCOYL APPLE AMINO ACIDS, BROMELAIN, PEG/PPG-14/4 DIMETHICONE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, SODIUM COCAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE, UNDECYLENOYL GLYCINE, SODIUM BISULFITE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, MALTODEXTRIN, COCONUT ACID, SODIUM CHLORIDE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE, FRAGRANCE

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.

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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