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Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer, Light to Natural, SPF 50
Physicians Formula by Physicians Formula Cosmetics
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50
UVA PROTECTION GOOD
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains vitamin A

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

7.5%

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

8.5%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

4%

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 7.5%
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 8.5%
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 4%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data: Limited
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data: None
Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
SD ALCOHOL 40
Data: None
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BRUCINE, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BRUCINE SULFATE, QUASSIN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
C12-15 ALCOHOL BENZOATE
Data: None
n/a
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
10-Undecenoic acid, heptyl ester
Data: None
n/a
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Use restrictions
PEG/ PPG-20/ 15 DIMETHICONE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
Data: Fair
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
C12-16 ALCOHOLS
Data: None
Ecotoxicology
DIACETYL BOLDINE
Data: None
n/a
DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE COPOLYMER
Data: None
Persistence and bioaccumulation
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE
Data: None
n/a
GELATIN
Data: Fair
n/a
GENISTEIN
Data: Fair
n/a
GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID
Data: Fair
Data gaps, Use restrictions
LINOLENIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
PALMITIC ACID
Data: Fair
Ecotoxicology
PEG-12 GLYCERYL DIMYRISTATE
Data: None
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
POLYGLYCERYL-3 PALMITATE
Data: None
n/a
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
n/a
PROPYLENE CARBONATE
Data: Limited
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE
Data: None
n/a
SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
SQUALANE
Data: Limited
n/a
SUCROSE
Data: Robust
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Data: Fair
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data: Limited
n/a
UBIQUINONE
Data: Fair
n/a
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Data: Fair
n/a
ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE
Data: Limited
n/a
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
IRON OXIDES
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation

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