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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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EWG scientists reviewed Murad Acne & Wrinkle Reducer 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 Murad Acne & Wrinkle Reducer is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GERANIOLEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LIMONENEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRONELLOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LINALOOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-80Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PEG-8Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ZINC GLUCONATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYL GALLATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PPG-26-BUTETH-26Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SILVER CITRATEEcotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
SALIX ALBA (WILLOW BARK) EXTRACT (WILLOW)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
RETINALEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
MELALEUCA ALTEMIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL (TEA TREE)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PVPOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SULFURIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATENone Identified
Data: None
CHITOSANNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUPLEURUM FALCATUM (SICKLE-LEAF HARE'S EAR) ROOT EXTRACT
BUPLEURUM FALCATUM ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
COENZYME ANone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL OLIVATENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYLAURYL/HYDROXYMYRISTYL BETAINE
BETAINE (SUGAR BEET)
None Identified
Data: None
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (SUGAR KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA SACCHARIANA (ALGAE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED CERATONIA SILIQUA SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL EXTRACT
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT
SERENOA SERRULATA (SAW PALMETTO) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) EXTRACT
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED EXTRACT (SESAME)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA (BLACK COHOSH) ROOT EXTRACT
CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED CORN STARCHNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATENone Identified
Data: None
TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN OLIVATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALANINENone Identified
Data: Fair
PROLINENone Identified
Data: Fair
SERINENone Identified
Data: Fair
THREONINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
ARGININE HCL
None Identified
Data: Fair
LYSINENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUTAMIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/XYLINUM BLACK TEA FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCHNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
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