ewg.org | About SkinDeep®/Methodology | Terms & Conditions | Build Your Own Report | FAQ
 
Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2010

Get The Guide!

Want a free Cosmetics Guide? Donate $5 to EWG today!

Sign Up!

MD Formulations Oil Control Pore Refiner (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed MD Formulations Oil Control Pore Refiner (2010 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for MD Formulations Oil Control Pore Refiner (2010 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FARNESOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LAURETH-12Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
MALALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
POLYSILICONE-11None Identified
Data: None


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