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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2010

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PCA Skin Perfecting Body Hydrator SPF 30 (2011 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed PCA Skin Perfecting Body Hydrator SPF 30 (2011 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 PCA Skin Perfecting Body Hydrator SPF 30 (2011 formulation) is 7.
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
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
KOJIC ACIDCancer, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTINOXATE
ACTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
LACTIC ACIDCancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYACRYLAMIDEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PEG-4Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
LAURETH-7Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
MYRISTYL MYRISTATEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C13-14 ISOPARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MORUS BOMBYCIS (KUWA) ROOT EXTRACT
MORUS BOMBYCIS ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
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