Aveeno vs. Simple Cleanser, Compared

Which of these skincare favorites should you use? We compare the two products based on their ingredients and safety information.
Notable Ingredients
Glycerin
Citric Acid, Glycerin, Vitamin E
Highlighted Skin Goals
  • Replenishing
  • Protecting
  • Hydrating
  • Soothing
  • Protecting
  • Exfoliating
Ingredient Safety
Essential Oil-free
Essential Oil-free
Alcohol-free
Alcohol-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Fragrance-free
Fragrance-free
Alcohol-free
Alcohol-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Potentially irritating (Dirty Dozen) ingredients
Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives: DMDM Hydantoin
Paraben: Methylparaben
Fragrance: Fragrance
PEG: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, PEG-16 Soy Sterol
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Paraben: Methylparaben, Propylparaben
PEG: Laureth-10, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Allergy-inducing ingredients
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-
Environment polluting ingredients
-
-
Ingredient Safety by Skin Type
Good for Dry Skin
2
Good for Oily Skin
1
Good for Sensitive Skin
1
Good for Acne-Prone Skin
1
-
-
Bad for Sensitive Skin
2
-
Good for Dry Skin
3
-
-
Good for Acne-Prone Skin
1
-
Bad for Oily Skin
1
Bad for Sensitive Skin
2
Bad for Acne-Prone Skin
1
Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG)
58% low risk
14
33% medium risk
8
8% high risk
2
0% unknown risk
54% low risk
14
42% medium risk
11
4% high risk
1
0% unknown risk