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, Hydroxyacetophenone, Avena Sativa (oat) Kernel Flour, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (feverfew) Flower/leaf/stem Juice
Pitera™, SymCalmin® and White Willow Extract, Rose Scent
Highlighted Skin Goals
  • Hydrating
  • Exfoliating
  • Protecting
  • Replenishing
  • Hydrating
  • Brightening
Ingredient Safety
Paraben-free
Paraben-free
Fragrance-free
Fragrance-free
Essential Oil-free
Essential Oil-free
Sulfate-free
Sulfate-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
-
Paraben: Methylparaben, Propylparaben
PEG: PEG-150 Stearate
BHA & BHT: BHT
Allergy-inducing ingredients
-
-
Environment polluting ingredients
-
-
Ingredient Safety by Skin Type
Good for Dry Skin
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bad for Acne-Prone 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)
72% low risk
13
22% medium risk
4
0% high risk
6% unknown risk
1
65% low risk
13
25% medium risk
5
5% high risk
1
5% unknown risk
1