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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2010

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DDF-Doctor's Dermatologic Formula Retinol Energizing Moisturizer (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed DDF-Doctor's Dermatologic Formula Retinol Energizing Moisturizer (2010 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 DDF-Doctor's Dermatologic Formula Retinol Energizing Moisturizer (2010 formulation) is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-80Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PEG-100 STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ZINC GLUCONATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LUTEINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
C12-15 ALKY BENZOATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ISOHEXADECANEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYL GLUCETH-20None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM ACRYLATE/ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-6 ISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
GENISTEINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PINUS PINASTER (MARITIME PINE) BARK EXTRACT
PINUS PINASTER BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
UBIQUINONENone Identified
Data: Fair
ANTHOCYANINSNone Identified
Data: Fair
TAGETES ERECTANone Identified
Data: Limited
ISONONYL ISONONANOATENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CYSTEINENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
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