EWG scientists reviewed Mederma Skin Care for Scars, Advanced Scar Gel (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 Mederma Skin Care for Scars, Advanced Scar Gel (2012 formulation) is 5.
|FRAGRANCE||Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|LECITHIN||Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions|
|METHYLPARABEN||Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions|
|PEG-200||Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|SORBIC ACID||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|ALLIUM CEPA (ONION) BULB EXTRACT||None Identified|
|XANTHAN GUM||None Identified|
|PANTHENOL||Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|SODIUM HYALURONATE||None Identified|
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
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