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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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MD Skincare Powerful Sun Protection SPF 30, Packettes (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed MD Skincare Powerful Sun Protection SPF 30, Packettes (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 MD Skincare Powerful Sun Protection SPF 30, Packettes (2009 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
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
(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
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
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETETH-20 PHOSPHATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use 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
Data: Limited
LYCOPENEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CYCLODEXTRINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM GLUCONATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DI-PPG-2 MYRETH-10 ADIPATENone Identified
Data: None
UBIQUINONENone Identified
Data: Fair
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
DICETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
PHYTIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTASODIUM PENTETATEData gaps
Data: None
POTASSIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Limited
BIOTINNone 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