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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2010

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Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex (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 Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex (2010 formulation) is 7.
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
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 (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
METHYLISOPTIAZOLINONE
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
TRISILOXANE
TRILIOXANE
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
STYRENE/ACRYLATAES COPOLYMER
Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIETHYLHEXYL 2,6-NAPHTHALATENone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL METHICONENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDENone Identified
Data: None
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
VITAMIN B3
PANTOTHENIC ACID
None Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM
XANTHAM GUM
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
GLYCERYL STEREATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None 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