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Data last updated:
October 2012

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Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Foundation + Brush, Medium, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Foundation + Brush, Medium, 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 Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Foundation + Brush, Medium, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LAURYL PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 METHICONE
LAURYL PEG 8 DIMETHICONE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHYL SILYLATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYAMIDE-5None Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CERAMIDE 3None Identified
Data: Limited
OLIVE GLYCERIDESNone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
ALUMINUM DIMYRISTATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
HYDROGENATED DIDECENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
TRIBEHENINEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ISODODECANEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATEUse restrictions
Data: None
NYLON-12Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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