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Data last updated:
October 2009

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University Medical Stretch Erase Stretch Mark Cream (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed University Medical Stretch Erase Stretch Mark 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 University Medical Stretch Erase Stretch Mark Cream (2009 formulation) is 8.
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
CYCLOTETRASILOXANEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT (YARROW)
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
PEG-8Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-75Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-150Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED POLYDECENEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT
MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT (LEMON BALM)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SILICATECancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BETA SITOSTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT
MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF EXTRACT (PEPPERMINT)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-6Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) FLOWER EXTRACT
MALVA SYLVESTRIS FLOWER EXTRACT (MALLOW)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PRIMULA VERIS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS (LADY'S MANTLE) EXTRACT
ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-3 (MATRIXYL)None Identified
Data: None
DARUTOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT (GOTU KOLA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINENone Identified
Data: None
ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-3None Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5None Identified
Data: None
RUTINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-3None Identified
Data: None
PHASEOLUS LUNATUS (GREEN BEAN) SEED EXTRACT
PHASEOLUS LUNATUS SEED EXTRACT (GREEN BEAN)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL DIMETHICONEData gaps
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
MANNITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM ASCORBATEData gaps
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
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