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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Dermacia Breathable Foundation, SPF 15, 6 Ebony (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Dermacia Breathable Foundation, SPF 15, 6 Ebony (2009 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 Dermacia Breathable Foundation, SPF 15, 6 Ebony (2009 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PEG/ PPG-20/ 15 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ZINC PCAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
HEXYL LAURATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ISODODECANEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ARTEMISIA VULGARIS (MUGWORT) EXTRACT
ARTEMISIA VULGARIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE/ ETHYLENE/ PROPYLENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
DIOCTYLDODECYL DODECANEDIOATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
SEA WHIP EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
METHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
QUATERNIUM-18 HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
ALGAE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
NYLON-12None Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES LYSATE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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