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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder Compact, Medium 40, SPF 20 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder Compact, Medium 40, 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 Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder Compact, Medium 40, SPF 20 (2012 formulation) is 4.
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)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALUMINAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
ZINC STEARATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) FLOUR
GLYCINE SOJA FLOUR (SOYBEAN)
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH
ORYZA SATIVA STARCH (RICE)
Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)
Data: Fair
CHRYSANTHEMUM PARTHENIUM (FEVERFEW) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHRYSANTHEMUM PARTHENIUM FLOWER EXTRACT (FEVERFEW)
None Identified
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
SILK POWDERNone Identified
Data: None
VITAMIN B3
PANTOTHENIC ACID
None Identified
Data: Fair
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM MYRISTATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: None
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATEOccupational hazards
Data: Limited
NYLON-12Use restrictions
Data: Limited


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