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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2010

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DermaQuest Skin Therapy Purity Gel Spot Treatment (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed DermaQuest Skin Therapy Purity Gel Spot Treatment (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 DermaQuest Skin Therapy Purity Gel Spot Treatment (2010 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SILVEREnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-60 ALMOND GLYCERIDESContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
TEA TREE OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BUTYL AVOCADATEUse restrictions
Data: None
CAPRYLOYL GLYCINEUse restrictions
Data: None
NORDIHYDROGUAIARETIC ACIDMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (COMMON MALLOW) EXTRACT
MALVA SYLVESTRIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HEDERA HELIX (IVY) EXTRACT
HEDERA HELIX EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PARIETARIA OFFICINALIS (UPRIGHT PELLITORY) EXTRACT
PARIETARIA OFFICINALIS PLANT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMBER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER EXTRACT
SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM)LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEANOLIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM BARK EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM (MANUKA) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIMETHYL SULFONENone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
SARCOSINENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone 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