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Physicians Formula

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

Ingredients Used by Physicians Formula

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)11 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
OCTINOXATE7 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FLAVOR7 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)4 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
BHT7 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE4 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL11 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
BIS-PEG/ PPG-14/ 14 DIMETHICONE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
PEG-10 DIMETHICONE4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONE4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-42 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-604 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE4 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE11 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
LAURETH-124 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
DIMETHICONE4 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE7 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
HYDROXYCINNAMIC ACID2 productsEndocrine disruption
Data: Fair
TIN OXIDE2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDES10 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICA11 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
HYDROXYCAPRYLIC ACID2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
HECTORITE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE7 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL PHOSPHATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYCAPRIC ACID2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LYSOLECITHIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PERILLA OCYMOIDES (BEEFSTEAK PLANT) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYSILICONE-114 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) STEROLS7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE11 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE7 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TRIISOSTEARYL CITRATE7 productsNone Identified
Data: None
5,9,13,17-NONADECATETRAEN-2-ONE, 6,10,14,18-TETRAMETHYL-2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASTROCARYUM TUCUMA SEED BUTTER7 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER7 productsNone Identified
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE11 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARMINE7 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIISOSTEARYL MALATE7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MANGANESE VIOLET7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIISOSTEARATE7 productsNone Identified
Data: None
XANTHAN GUM4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL4 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SILICATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECANOL7 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYBUTENE7 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA4 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENE7 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE CARBONATE4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL7 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 28 ALUMINUM LAKE7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
ISOSTEARYL HYDROXYSTEARATE7 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
D&C RED 7 LAKE7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)11 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDE4 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER4 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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