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Data last updated:
July 2016

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Merlot Anti-Wrinkle Cream

EWG scientists reviewed Merlot Anti-Wrinkle Cream 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 Merlot Anti-Wrinkle Cream is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
POLYACRYLAMIDEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LAURETH-7Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
D&C RED 33
RED 33 (CI 17200)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
VITIS VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT (GRAP)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA OLEFIFERA (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYLAURYL/HYDROXYMYRISTYL BETAINE
BETAINE (SUGAR BEET)
None Identified
Data: None
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANSNone Identified
Data: None
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED
GRAPE SEED MASK
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SERICINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED ELASTINNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALANINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINENone Identified
Data: Fair
PROLINENone Identified
Data: Fair
SERINENone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
THREONINENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUTAMIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
LYSINENone Identified
Data: Fair
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL (AVACADO)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ FERMENT FILTRATENone Identified
Data: None
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
C13-14 ISOPARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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