EWG scientists reviewed Pain Bust-R II Extra Strength External Analgesic Cream (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 Pain Bust-R II Extra Strength External Analgesic Cream (2009 formulation) is 3.
|PEG-40 STEARATE||Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|DEA-CETYL PHOSPHATE||Use restrictions|
|Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions|
|CETETH-2||Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)|
|Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|CETYL ALCOHOL||Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|STEARYL ALCOHOL||Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|GLYCERYL STEARATE SE||None Identified|
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