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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Neutrogena Healthy Defense daily moisturizer, SPF 50 (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Neutrogena Healthy Defense daily moisturizer, SPF 50 (old 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 Neutrogena Healthy Defense daily moisturizer, SPF 50 (old formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
METHYLISOPTIAZOLINONE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TRISILOXANE
TRILOXANE
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
DIETHYLHEXYL 2,6-NAPHTHALATENone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL METHICONENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDENone Identified
Data: None
VITAMIN B3
PANTOTHENIC ACID
None Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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