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Merz Skin Care Products

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

Ingredients Used by Merz Skin Care Products

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABEN1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCE5 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABEN1 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOBUTYLPARABEN1 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C VIOLET 21 productsCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LECITHIN2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABEN1 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABEN5 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-2002 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PEG-42 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SORBIC ACID4 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE1 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ETHANOL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 41 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATE1 productsData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDES1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHOXYDIGLYCOL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL1 productsData gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALLIUM CEPA (ONION) BULB EXTRACT5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CENTELLA ASIATICA LEAF EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUM4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BEHENYL ALCOHOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
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