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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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Alpha Hydrox Eye & Upper Lip Cream (2014 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Alpha Hydrox Eye & Upper Lip Cream (2014 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 Alpha Hydrox Eye & Upper Lip Cream (2014 formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
BHTCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
LACTIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-40 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-2Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MYRISTYL MYRISTATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMBER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS (EYEBRIGHT)
EUPHRASIA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LINOLEAMIDOPROPYL PG-DIMONIUM CHLORIDE PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) EXTRACTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
ROSE HIPS EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILE EXTRACT
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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