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Data last updated:
March 2009

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Physicians Complex Super C-Plus Serum (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Complex Super C-Plus Serum (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 Physicians Complex Super C-Plus Serum (2009 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE (QUARTZ)
SILICONE DIOXIDE
None Identified
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
BEARBERRY EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) SEED EXTRACT
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE/ CYCLOMETHICONE COPOLYMER
CYCLOMETHICONE AND DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
LUPINUS (LUPIN) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
TOCOTRIENOLSNone Identified
Data: Limited
VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
WHITE TEA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
L-ASCORBIC ACID
None Identified
Data: Fair
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited


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