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EWG 2013 Sunscreens Database
 
 

Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Powder Foundation, Natural Beige, SPF 50
Physicians Formula by Physicians Formula Cosmetics
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50
UVA PROTECTION EXCELLENT
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN MODERATE
OTHER CONCERNS-

This product is found in the following categories

Sunscreen UV Absorbance
Absorbance is the capacity of the sunscreen to absorb UV radiation before it reaches your skin.
Sunscreen Ingredients
OCTINOXATE

4%

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

21%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

3%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply generously and evenly before sun exposure and as needed.
Label warnings: WarningsFor external use only. When using this product: Keep out of eyes Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask doctor if: Rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach. If swallowed, get medical help help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
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About the ratings

EWG provides information on sunscreen products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate both efficacy and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other sunscreens. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any.
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Ingredient Hazard Score Concerns
OCTINOXATE
active ingredient 4%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 21%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 3%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
TALC
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
MICA
Data: Fair
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
NYLON-12
Data: Limited
n/a
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data: None
Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
DIACETYL BOLDINE
Data: None
n/a
DIISOSTEARYL MALATE
Data: Limited
n/a
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
GENISTEIN
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID
Data: Fair
Data gaps, Use restrictions
LAUROYL LYSINE
Data: None
n/a
LINOLENIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
PEG-12 GLYCERYL DIMYRISTATE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
SQUALANE
Data: Limited
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns ()
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns ()
UBIQUINONE
Data: Fair
n/a
ZINC STEARATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE
Data: Limited
Occupational hazards
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE
Data: Limited
n/a
IRON OXIDES
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
ULTRAMARINES
Data: Limited
Multiple, additive exposure sources

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