NARS Purifying Foam Cleanser contains 34 ingredients. It's free of harmful alcohols, gluten, sulfates, parabens and silicones. But we have found comedogenic components, allergens, fungal acne feeding components, polyethylene glycol (PEG) and synthetic fragrances. See the list below for details.

Alcohols
Alcohols Irritate and dry skin
No
  • #30Geraniol
  • #31Limonene
  • #2Myristic Acid [ 3 ]
  • #4Stearic Acid [ 3 ]
  • #8Lauric Acid [ 4 ]
  • #14Glycol Distearate
  • #17Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
  • #2Myristic Acid [ 3 ]
  • #4Stearic Acid [ 3 ]
  • #8Lauric Acid [ 4 ]
  • #13Butylene Glycol [ 1 ]
  • #15Glyceryl Stearate Se [ 3 ]
  • #24Tocopherol (Vitamin E) [ 3 ]
Gluten
Gluten Celiac unsafe
No
Sulfates
Sulfates Damage skin
No
Parabens
Parabens Potentially toxic
No
Silicones
Silicones Difficult to wash off
No
  • #9PEG-60 Glyceryl Isostearate
  • #10PEG-6
  • #11PEG-32
  • #16Fragrance
  • #24Tocopherol (Vitamin E) [ 3 ]
  • #29Citric Acid
  • #24Tocopherol (Vitamin E) [ 3 ]
  • #3Glycerin
  • #4Stearic Acid [ 3 ]
  • #6Sorbitol
  • #11PEG-32
  • #25Phenoxyethanol
  • #34Iron Oxides
  • #3Glycerin
  • #4Stearic Acid [ 3 ]
  • #6Sorbitol
  • #11PEG-32
  • #14Glycol Distearate
  • #15Glyceryl Stearate Se [ 3 ]
  • #6Sorbitol
  • #27Benzoic Acid
  • #29Citric Acid
  • #8Lauric Acid [ 4 ]
  • #25Phenoxyethanol
  • #27Benzoic Acid
  • #28Potassium Sorbate
  • #31Limonene
  • #33Titanium Dioxide
EWG Skin Deep Safety Report
See the EWG rating summary to find out overal safety of the components
Low Hazard: 29
Moderate Hazard: 4
High Hazard: 1
85.3
11.8
2.9

Pay Attention: the product contains 1 component marked as harmful by EWG: FRAGRANCE.

Natural / Synthetic Ratio
See how many of the components are natural, and how many are synthetic.
Natural: 14 ( 41.2% )
Synthetic: 18 ( 52.9% )
Unknown: 2 ( 5.9% )
41.2 %
52.9%
5.9%
Ingredients List 34
See full ingredients list with all the details.
1.
WATER
Solvent
EWG 1 Safe
2.
MYRISTIC ACID
Emollient, Perfume ingredient
EWG 1 Safe
3.
GLYCERIN
Emulsifier, Solvent, Cosmetic active
EWG 1-2 Safe
4.
STEARIC ACID
Structurant, Emulsifier, Emollient
EWG 1 Safe
5.
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
Acidity Stabilizer
EWG 2-5 Safe - Moderate hazard
6.
SORBITOL
Cosmetic active
EWG 1 Safe
7.
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL
New component
EWG 1 Safe
8.
LAURIC ACID
Emulsifier
EWG 1 Safe
9.
PEG-60 GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE
New component
EWG 1-3 Safe - Moderate hazard
10.
PEG-6
New component
EWG 1-3 Safe - Moderate hazard
11.
PEG-32
Solvent
EWG 1-3 Safe - Moderate hazard
12.
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
Sorbent, Filler, Viscosity stabilizer, Matting agent
EWG 1 Safe
13.
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Preservative, Water-retaining agent
EWG 1 Safe
14.
GLYCOL DISTEARATE
Emulsifier, Emollient
EWG 1 Safe
15.
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
Emulsifier, Surfactant
EWG 1 Safe
16.
FRAGRANCE
No information
EWG 8 High hazard
17.
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE
Surfactant
EWG 1 Safe
18.
TRISODIUM EDTA
New component
EWG 1 Safe
19.
ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT
No information
EWG 4 Moderate hazard
20.
SEA WATER
Solvent
EWG 1 Safe
21.
BARIUM SULFATE
New component
EWG 2 Safe
22.
PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT
Herbal Extract
EWG 1 Safe
23.
ALGAE EXTRACT
Herbal Extract
EWG 1 Safe
24.
TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
No information
EWG 1 Safe
25.
PHENOXYETHANOL
Preservative
EWG 2-4 Safe - Moderate hazard
26.
ALUMINA
New component
EWG 2 Safe
27.
BENZOIC ACID
Preservative
EWG 1-3 Safe - Moderate hazard
28.
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Preservative
EWG 3 Moderate hazard
29.
CITRIC ACID
Preservative, Acidity Stabilizer, Cosmetic active
EWG 1-2 Safe
30.
GERANIOL
Perfume ingredient
EWG 4-7 Moderate - High hazard
31.
LIMONENE
Preservative, Perfume ingredient
EWG 3-6 Moderate hazard
32.
MICA
Pigment, Colorant, Filler
EWG 2 Safe
33.
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
No information
EWG 1-3 Safe - Moderate hazard
34.
IRON OXIDES
Pigment, Colorant
EWG 2 Safe
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