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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Colorescience Pro Skin Brightening Primer, Line Tamer, SPF 20 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Colorescience Pro Skin Brightening Primer, Line Tamer, SPF 20 (2012 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 Colorescience Pro Skin Brightening Primer, Line Tamer, SPF 20 (2012 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Good
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACIDData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BETA CAROTENEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CYCLOHEXASILOXANEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT
GRAPEFRUIT EXTRACT (CITRUS GRANDIS)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE BENZOATENone Identified
Data: None
SPIRULINA MAXIMA (ALGAE) EXTRACT
SPIRULINA MAXIMA EXTRACT (BLUE ALGAE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) BRAN
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) (OAT BETA GLUTAN)
None Identified
Data: Fair
PALMARIA PALMATA (DULSE) EXTRACT
PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT (DULSE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS TANGERINA (TANGERINE) PEEL OIL
TANGERINE (CITRUS TANGERINE) OIL (CITRUS RETICULATA)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
TEA TREE (MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA) OIL (MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair


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