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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Neutrogena Age Defense Anti-Oxidant Daily Moisturizer, SPF 20 (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Neutrogena Age Defense Anti-Oxidant Daily Moisturizer, SPF 20 (old 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 Neutrogena Age Defense Anti-Oxidant Daily Moisturizer, SPF 20 (old formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-2Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
STEARETH-21Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
POLYACRYLATE-13Use restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)
Data: None
CHLORPHENESIN
CHLORPHENISEN
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIETHYLHEXYL 2,6-NAPHTHALATENone Identified
Data: None
CHRYSANTHEMUM PARTHENIUM (FEVERFEW) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYISOBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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