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Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Avon Anew Clinical Luminosity Pro Brightening Hand Cream, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avon Anew Clinical Luminosity Pro Brightening Hand Cream, 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 Clinical Luminosity Pro Brightening Hand Cream, SPF 15 (2012 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
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
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
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
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCOLIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-2Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-40 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MYRISTYL MYRISTATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BETA CAROTENEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TRISILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATENone Identified
Data: None
COLA NITIDA (KOLA) SEED EXTRACT
COLA NITIDA SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FRUIT JUICE
PUNICA GRANATUM FRUIT JUICE
None Identified
Data: Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA (SAXIFRAGA STOLONIFERA) EXTRACT
SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
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
PVM/ MA DECADIENE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ CARBAMATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ZEA MAYS (CORN) KERNEL EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASPARTIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHYTOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCONOLACTONENone Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURYL LACTATECancer, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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