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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 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCE6 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE2 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)4 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Good
OCTINOXATE4 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
BHT6 productsCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)3 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CYCLOTETRASILOXANE1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PETROLATUM3 productsContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HOMOSALATE1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYACRYLAMIDE4 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL BEHENATE3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LECITHIN3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL4 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL 3 ESTERS1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-12 DIMETHICONE3 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-100 STEARATE1 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE2 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE4 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
LAURETH-74 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TALC3 productsContamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-201 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE4 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARETH-203 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE2 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL5 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TRILAURETH-4 PHOSPHATE1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
ALUMINA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL LANOLATE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDES3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CASTOR OIL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTA3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
MICA3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CHLORPHENESIN1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE2 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE3 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CYCLODEXTRIN3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
ISOCETYL ALCOHOL3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
POLYISOBUTENE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
WHEAT GERM GLYCERIDES1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
BUTYLENE GLYCOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
OLEYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PVP1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACID3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACID2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
CAPRYLYL/ CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISODECYL OLEATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERYL DILAURATE3 productsData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ MYRISTIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDE 33 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) FRUIT EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) GERM EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHOSPHOLIPIDS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERYL-10 OLEATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-6 DISTEARATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GINKGO BILOBA1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
KOU-CHA EKISU1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PUNICA GRANATUM1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BIS-ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYDIMETHOXY BENZYLMALONATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-10 DECAOLEATE4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SORBITOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOIN3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (AFRICAN OIL PALM) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA5 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TRISODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
WATER5 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 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