EWG scientists reviewed OBAGI NuDerm Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte Step Four (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 OBAGI NuDerm Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte Step Four (2010 formulation) is 4.
|PROPYLPARABEN||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions|
|TRIETHANOLAMINE||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|LACTIC ACID||Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions|
|METHYLPARABEN||Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions|
|GLYCOLIC ACID||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions|
|DIMETHICONE||Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE||Ecotoxicology|
|CETYL ALCOHOL||Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|KALAYA OIL||None Identified|
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
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