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CeraVe

Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by CeraVe

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)16 productsUse restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABEN12 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE10 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)12 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
OCTINOXATE4 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BHT12 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
CYCLOTETRASILOXANE1 productsEndocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOL10 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CHOLECALCIFEROL1 productsOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINE2 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
EMULSIFYING WAX1 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
SD ALCOHOL 16 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: None
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)15 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
PETROLATUM4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM LACTATE1 productsUse restrictions, Cancer
Data: Limited
HOMOSALATE10 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Limited
LACTIC ACID1 productsUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
POLYACRYLAMIDE1 productsUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABEN11 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL9 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
PEG-150 PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRASTEARATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
DIMETHICONE PEG-8 LAURATE10 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-810 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-75 STEARATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-40 STEARATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-202 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-6010 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATE12 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE10 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE8 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE18 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE4 productsOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
MINERAL OIL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LAURETH-71 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CETEARETH-207 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE31 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATES1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: None
OLETH-251 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-201 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE9 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
ZINC CITRATE2 productsUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDE5 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINA9 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
ALUMINUM STEARATE1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CETETH-201 productsEcotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
CETETH-251 productsEcotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TRISILOXANE10 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONE1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICA1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS4 productsNone Identified
Data: Good
POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE10 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)
Data: None
GLYCERIN24 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER10 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
CITRIC ACID2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
AVOBENZONE6 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER6 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ OCTYLACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER6 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ARGININE PCA1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT10 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL METHICONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CERAMIDE 135 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CERAMIDE 335 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CERAMIDE 6-II35 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GLUCAMINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER10 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ISOPARAFFIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIETHYLHEXANOATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE6 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PHYTOSPHINGOSINE36 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS DOMESTICA (PLUM) SEED EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SESQUIOLEATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE35 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE14 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHYLHEXANOIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TRIPEPTIDE-11 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-11 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MARRUBIUM VULGARE EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-51 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYESTER6 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED DIMER DILINOLEYL/DIMETHYLCARBONATE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYESTER-76 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CAPROOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-31 productsNone Identified
Data: None
OCTYLDODECYL CITRATE CROSSPOLYMER6 productsNone Identified
Data: None
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (LOTUS) FLOWER WAX4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PANTOTHENIC ACID/YEAST POLYPEPTIDE10 productsNone Identified
Data: None
1,2-HEXANEDIOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL DIMETHICONE10 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
METHICONE10 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALUMINUM/ MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE STEARATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
BORON NITRIDE2 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL10 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE4 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE10 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DEXTRAN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE8 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID14 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE8 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM ISETHIONATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUM36 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ALLANTOIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)10 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)6 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BEESWAX12 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOL10 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMER36 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOL14 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL9 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE13 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYALURONIC ACID17 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOSTEARIC ACID4 productsEcotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDE15 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PARAFFIN2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL STEARATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATE9 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL13 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
MENTHYL ANTHRANILATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
STEARYL ALCOHOL1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BISABOLOL10 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA23 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN15 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL ISOSTEARATE1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps
Data: None
CHOLESTEROL36 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE10 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE CARBONATE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL1 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
LAURIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACID16 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICA7 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE10 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE13 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE14 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE11 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE1 productsUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: None
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE10 productsUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
HEXYL LAURATE1 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOHEXADECANE11 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCA2 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-61 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDE5 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER28 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this brand. The brand may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this brand that have used the ingredient.



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