ewg.org | About SkinDeep®/Methodology | Legal Disclaimer | Build Your Own Report | FAQ
 
Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

EWG's 2016 Holiday Gift Box is Here!

Make a tax-deductible gifts of $140 to get the box and your gift will be matched!

Sign Up!

Physicians Formula Skin Concern Aging Wrinkle Corrector & Firming Moisturizer

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Skin Concern Aging Wrinkle Corrector & Firming Moisturizer 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 Skin Concern Aging Wrinkle Corrector & Firming Moisturizer is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
EXT D&C VIOLET 2
EXT VIOLET 2
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Limited
LACTIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
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
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
FD&C RED 40Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
ADANSONIA DIGITATA PULP EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED PEA PROTEINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ARGININENone Identified
Data: Fair
ETHYLENE BRASSYLATENone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the Skin Deep® 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

About EWG VERIFIED™

Beyond providing Skin Deep® as an educational tool for consumers, EWG offers its EWG VERIFIED™ mark as a quick and easily identifiable way of conveying personal care products that meet EWG's strict health criteria. Before a company can use EWG VERIFIEDTM on such products, the company must show that it fully discloses the products' ingredients on their labels or packaging, they do not contain EWG ingredients of concern, and are made with good manufacturing practices, among other criteria. Note that EWG receives licensing fees from all EWG VERIFIED member companies that help to support the important work we do. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer