EWG scientists reviewed Hydrocortisone 1 % Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Cream with Aloe Vera by Taro, Pegable (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 Hydrocortisone 1 % Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Cream with Aloe Vera by Taro, Pegable (2010 formulation) is 3.
|CETEARETH-20||Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions|
|BENZYL ALCOHOL||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|METHYLPARABEN||Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions|
POLYOXYL 40 STEARATE
|Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL||Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions|
|FATTY ACID ESTERS||None Identified|
|ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE||None Identified|
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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
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