Aveeno vs. SK-II 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
Pitera™, SymCalmin® and White Willow Extract, Rose Scent
Highlighted Skin Goals
  • Replenishing
  • Protecting
  • Hydrating
  • Replenishing
  • Hydrating
  • Brightening
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
Sulfate-free
Sulfate-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: PEG-150 Stearate
BHA & BHT: BHT
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 Oily Skin
1
-
-
-
Bad for Oily Skin
1
-
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
65% low risk
13
25% medium risk
5
5% high risk
1
5% unknown risk
1