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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Physicians Formula Correcting Primer 3-in-1 Corrector & Primer & Sun Protection, Green (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Correcting Primer 3-in-1 Corrector & Primer & Sun Protection, Green (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 Physicians Formula Correcting Primer 3-in-1 Corrector & Primer & Sun Protection, Green (2012 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-10 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATESEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: None
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
C30-45 ALKYLDIMETHYLSILYL PROPYLSILSEQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: None
CASTOR OIL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE/POLYGLYCERIN-3 CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
MALACHITE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SMITHSONITE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
ALUMINUM DIMYRISTATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: None
RHODOCHROSITE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
ETHYLHEXL GLYCERIN
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ISODODECANEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATEUse restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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