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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
June 2010

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Avon IDEAL SHADE Cream-to-Powder Foundation SPF 15 (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avon IDEAL SHADE Cream-to-Powder Foundation SPF 15 (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 Avon IDEAL SHADE Cream-to-Powder Foundation SPF 15 (2010 formulation) is 5.
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
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Good
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
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Good
ZINC PCAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
BETA CAROTENEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDES
(May Contain)
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICA
(May Contain)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
ETHYLENE/ METHACRYLATE COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
KAOLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM MYRISTATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: None
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
NYLON-12Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
KINGINKA EKISU
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAURYL PCANone Identified
Data: None
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) LIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: None
DIISOPROPYL DIMER DILINOLEATENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED COCO-GLYCERIDESNone Identified
Data: None
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
ARGININENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINENone Identified
Data: Fair
PROLINENone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE
(May Contain)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL RICINOLEATEData gaps
Data: None
TRIBEHENINEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
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