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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer, SPF 15 (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 DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PEG-4 LAURATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-80Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-2Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ENSULIZOLE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Cancer
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PROPYL GALLATEOccupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BETA CAROTENEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
THIOCTIC ACID
THIOCTIC (ALPHA LIPOIC) ACID
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
UBIQUINONENone Identified
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM ACRYLYL DIMETHYLTAURATE / VP COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
None Identified
Data: None
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
AMINOPROPYL ASCORBYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
SPIRULINA PLATENSIS EXTRACT
SPIRULINA (ARTHROSPINA PLATENSIS) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT (LICORICE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL GLUCOSAMINENone Identified
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
MANNITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUTAMINENone Identified
Data: Fair
DIMETHYL SULFONENone Identified
Data: Limited
PYRIDOXINE HCLNone Identified
Data: Fair
CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12)None Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (NUT) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL (SUNFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
UNDECYLENOYL PHENYLALANINEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
NYLON-12Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOHEXADECANEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ACETYL-CYSTEINEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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