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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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BORBA Borba Age Defying Wrinkle Shield SPF 15 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed BORBA Borba Age Defying Wrinkle Shield SPF 15 (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 BORBA Borba Age Defying Wrinkle Shield SPF 15 (2009 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
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (5.0% W/W) (SUNSCREEN)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SULISOBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 4
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ 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
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM STEARATEData gaps, Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CYCLOHEXASILOXANEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
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
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
VITIS VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT (GRAPE)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ISOHEXADECANEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHYLHEXANOINNone Identified
Data: None
LACTOBACILLUS/THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE
LACTOBACILLUS/THEOBROMA CACAO FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE (COCOA)
None Identified
Data: None
HEPTAPEPTIDE-1None Identified
Data: Limited
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
JUGLANS NIGRA (BLACK WALNUT) LEAF EXTRACT
JUGLANS NIGRA LEAF EXTRACT (BLACK WALNUT)
None Identified
Data: Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE COCOATENone Identified
Data: Limited
PVM/ MA DECADIENE CROSSPOLYMER
PVM/MA DECADENE CROSSPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
TRIS(TETRAMETHYLHYDROXYPIPERIDINOL) CITRATE
TRIS CITRATE (TETRAMETHYLHYDROXYPIPERIDINOL)
None Identified
Data: None
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED ELASTINNone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL PALMITATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL (SESAME)
None Identified
Data: Fair
MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA EXTRACT (MATRICARIA)
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: None
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