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Data available:
 
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Data last updated:
November 2014

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University Medical AcneFree Energizing Acne Cleanser (2014 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed University Medical AcneFree Energizing Acne Cleanser (2014 formulation) 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 University Medical AcneFree Energizing Acne Cleanser (2014 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
METHYL METHACRYLATEUse restrictions, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TALCUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
Data: Good
D&C RED 30Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREENPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOLIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
BENZOYL PEROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS PEEL OIL (ORANGE)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
CERAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATENone Identified
Data: None
PHYTOSPHINGOSINENone Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
FD&C YELLOW 5 LAKE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINENone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
MENTHA ARVENSIS OIL (CORNMINT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE
GLYCOL DIMETHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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