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

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Ambi Essentials Daily Moisturizer Protection, SPF 15 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Ambi Essentials Daily Moisturizer Protection, 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 Ambi Essentials Daily Moisturizer Protection, SPF 15 (2012 formulation) is 4.
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
OXYBENZONE
(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, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
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
STEARETH-2Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-21Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (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 POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATEContamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIETHYLHEXYL 2,6-NAPHTHALATENone Identified
Data: None
PCA DIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYLAURYL/HYDROXYMYRISTYL BETAINE
BETAINE (SUGAR BEET)
None Identified
Data: None
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: None
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
BORON NITRIDE
BORON NITRATE
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
SERINENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUTAMIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALANINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
LYSINENone Identified
Data: Fair
THREONINENone Identified
Data: Fair
PROLINENone Identified
Data: Fair
METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer