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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2008

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Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream, SPF 55 (2008 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream, SPF 55 (2008 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 Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream, SPF 55 (2008 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
ZINC MYRISTATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ISOSTEARIC ACIDData gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATEData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
DEXTRIN PALMITATENone Identified
Data: None
ECTOINNone Identified
Data: Limited
ONONIS SPINOSA (SPINY REST HARROW) ROOT EXTRACT
ONONIS SPINOSA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
XYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED C6-14 OLEFIN POLYMERSNone Identified
Data: None
POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL/PPG-9/1 COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
THIOTAURINENone Identified
Data: Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
GLUTATHIONENone Identified
Data: Fair
METHYL GLUCETH-10None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM GLUTAMATENone Identified
Data: Fair
TRISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
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