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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Avon Anew Age-Transforming Foundation, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avon Anew Age-Transforming Foundation, 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 Avon Anew Age-Transforming Foundation, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCOLIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-12 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PEG-75 STEARATEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-2Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
STEARETH-21Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TALCContamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL ISOCETETH-3 ACETATEEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XIMENYNIC ACID
XYMENYNIC ACID
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PHYTOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ORYZANOLEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ISOCETYL STEARATEData gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATENone Identified
Data: None
PORTULACA OLERACEA (GREEN PURSLANE) EXTRACT
PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED HIBISCUS ESCULENTUS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PUNICA GRANATUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
YEAST EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
PADINA PAVONICA (PEACOCKS TAIL) EXTRACT
PADINA PAVONICA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA (SAXIFRAGA STOLONIFERA) EXTRACT
SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM (HORSE CHESTNUT) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PLANKTON EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
MORUS NIGRA (BLACK MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT
MORUS NIGRA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHAEODACTYLUM TRICORNUTUM EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
TILIA CORDATA (LINDEN) WOOD EXTRACT
TILIA CORDATA WOOD EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
NYLON-12None Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
MANNITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCOGENNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM PANTOTHENATENone Identified
Data: Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BIOTINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES POLYPEPTIDESNone Identified
Data: None
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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