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October 2009

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DDF-Doctor's Dermatologic Formula Mesojectionâ„¢ Healthy Cell Serum (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed DDF-Doctor's Dermatologic Formula Mesojectionâ„¢ Healthy Cell 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 DDF-Doctor's Dermatologic Formula Mesojectionâ„¢ Healthy Cell Serum (2009 formulation) is 6.
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
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
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-25 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PEG-14MContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACACIA SENEGAL GUMData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYL GALLATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZOIC ACIDData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BETA CAROTENEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FERULIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL ALGINATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
NORDIHYDROGUAIARETIC ACIDMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
METHYLPROPANEDIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARDIOSPERMUM HALICACABUM FLOWER/LEAF/VINE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OILNone Identified
Data: None
UBIQUINONENone Identified
Data: Fair
AMINOPROPYL ASCORBYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
SPIRULINA PLATENSIS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7None Identified
Data: None
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
BETA VULGARIS (COMMON BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
BETA VULGARIS (BEET) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
HABERLEA RHODOPENSIS LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
YEAST EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SEA WHIP EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SILYBUM MARIANUM (LADY'S THISTLE) EXTRACT
SILYBUM MARIANUM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLESNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: None
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
THIOCTIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
MANNITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUTAMINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ACETYL-CYSTEINENone Identified
Data: Fair
DIMETHYL SULFONENone Identified
Data: Limited
PYRIDOXINE HCLNone Identified
Data: Fair
CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12)None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
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