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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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EWG scientists reviewed Neova Matrix AR (old 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 Neova Matrix AR (old formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
HYDROXYPINACOLONE RETINOATE
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
GLYCERYL BEHENATEEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-80Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETETH-20Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
STEAROXYMETHICONE/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM COCAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE
AMMONIUM POLYACRYLATEDIMETHYL TAURAMIDE
None Identified
Data: None
HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
POLYSILICONE-11None Identified
Data: None
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
DIMETHYL ISOSORBIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
C12-16 ALCOHOLSEcotoxicology
Data: None
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISOHEXADECANEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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