ewg.org | About SkinDeep®/Methodology | Legal Disclaimer | Build Your Own Report | FAQ
 
Score:

Get The Guide!

Want a free Cosmetics Guide? Donate $10 to EWG today!

Sign Up!

Merle Norman Cosmetics, Inc.

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

Ingredients Used by Merle Norman Cosmetics, Inc.

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)1 productsUse restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE9 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: Good
PROPYLPARABEN7 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)7 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, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade < 100nm)7 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 11 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: None
BHT2 productsCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
HOMOSALATE9 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABEN7 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABEN7 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL8 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMER7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-100 STEARATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE7 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACID7 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE9 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE8 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE8 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM LACTATE7 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE2 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATE7 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDES7 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, 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, AMORPHOUS9 productsNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERIN9 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
HYDROGENATED LECITHIN1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE2 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER8 productsNone Identified
Data: None
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER7 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) FRUIT EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN8 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
METHYL TRIMETHICONE7 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHOSPHOLIPIDS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PORTULACA OLERACEA (GREEN PURSLANE) EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER7 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CITRULLUS VULGARIS (WATERMELON) FRUIT EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED MALT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
KOU-CHA EKISU1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) FRUIT EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA STEM EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACETYL OCTAPEPTIDE-31 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-388 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACETYLARINGYLTRYPTOPHYL DIPHENYLGLYCINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BIS-ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYDIMETHOXY BENZYLMALONATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE7 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PENTYLENE GLYCOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE7 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE7 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERETH-261 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATE7 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRIN7 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYISOBUTENE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PROLINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL9 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCONUT ALCOHOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ETHOXYDIGLYCOL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL8 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BISABOLOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN7 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TRISODIUM EDTA7 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE7 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE CARBONATE7 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACID7 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ACETYL TYROSINE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
CAPRYLYL/ CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
COCO-GLUCOSIDE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ISODODECANE7 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
LAUROYL LYSINE7 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM MYRISTOYL GLUTAMATE7 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
NYLON-121 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCA7 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
WATER9 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

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



About the Skin Deep® ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. 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. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer

About EWG VERIFIED™

Beyond providing Skin Deep® as an educational tool for consumers, EWG offers its EWG VERIFIED™ mark as a quick and easily identifiable way of conveying personal care products that meet EWG's strict health criteria. Before a company can use EWG VERIFIEDTM on such products, the company must show that it fully discloses the products' ingredients on their labels or packaging, they do not contain EWG ingredients of concern, and are made with good manufacturing practices, among other criteria. Note that EWG receives licensing fees from all EWG VERIFIED member companies that help to support the important work we do. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer