EWG scientists reviewed Vichy Laboratoires UV Activ Daily Moisturizer Cream with Sunscreen, 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 Vichy Laboratoires UV Activ Daily Moisturizer Cream with Sunscreen, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 2.
|PROPYLPARABEN||Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology|
|Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)|
|ETHYLENE GLYCOL||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Contamination concerns (ETHOXYETHANOL, METHOXYETHANOL)|
|DIMETHICONE||Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology|
|Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|CYCLOMETHICONE||Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology|
|Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity|
|Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)|
|STEAROYL MACROGOLGLYCERIDES||None Identified|
|STEARYL ALCOHOL||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology|
|Enhanced skin absorption|
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