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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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TxSystems Afirm, 3x

EWG scientists reviewed TxSystems Afirm, 3x 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 TxSystems Afirm, 3x is 9.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
METHYL METHACRYLATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BHT
BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE
Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
EMULSIFYING WAXMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
PEG-10 SOYA STEROL
PEG 10 SOY STEROL
Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
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
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYL GALLATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
C10-30 CHOLESTEROL/ LANOSTEROL ESTERSNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE
GLYCOL DIMETHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL RICINOLEATEData gaps
Data: None
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
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