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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Avene Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avene Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream (2013 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 Avene Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream (2013 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ZINC SULFATEOccupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PEG-22/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMEROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM STEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CUPRIC SULFATE
COPPER SULFATE
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
None Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-2 SESQUIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
ALUMINUM SUCROSE OCTASULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM STEARATEData gaps
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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