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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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Cortizone 10 Maximum Strength Hydrocortisone Anti Itch Plus Moisturizer Creme (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Cortizone 10 Maximum Strength Hydrocortisone Anti Itch Plus Moisturizer Creme (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 Cortizone 10 Maximum Strength Hydrocortisone Anti Itch Plus Moisturizer Creme (2009 formulation) is 4.
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
WHITE PETROLATUMContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM SULFATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
VITAMIN DDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS GEL
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTATO DEXTRINNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATEData gaps
Data: Limited
HYDROCORTISONE
(Active Ingredient)
None Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM ACETATENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAX
WHITE WAX
None 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