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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2010

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Neostrata Sheer Hydration SPF 15 (2011 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Neostrata Sheer Hydration SPF 15 (2011 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 Neostrata Sheer Hydration SPF 15 (2011 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-75 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARETH-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CETETH-20Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
BUTYL METHOXY CINNAMATE
BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYCINNAMATE
None Identified
Data: None
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) EXTRACT
ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
BENZOTRIAZOLYL DODECYL P-CRESOLNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ACETYL GLUCOSAMINENone Identified
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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