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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Physicians Formula Sun Shield Liquid Makeup, Natural Honey, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Sun Shield Liquid Makeup, Natural Honey, 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 Physicians Formula Sun Shield Liquid Makeup, Natural Honey, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
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
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)
DIAZOLIDNYL UREA
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
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
PEG-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LANOLIN ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TEA STEARATEUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
TALCUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATENone Identified
Data: None
TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CELLULOSE GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TRIDECYL STEARATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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