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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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La Roche-Posay Mela-D Serum, Anti-Spot Treatment

EWG scientists reviewed La Roche-Posay Mela-D Serum, Anti-Spot Treatment 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 La Roche-Posay Mela-D Serum, Anti-Spot Treatment is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
KOJIC ACIDCancer, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALCOHOL DENATURED
DENATURED ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCOLIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
C12-13 ALKYL LACTATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE
AMMONIUM POLYACRYLATEDIMETHYL TAURAMIDE
None Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone 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