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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Physicians Formula Skin Concern Sensitivity & Redness Redness Relief Cleanser (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Skin Concern Sensitivity & Redness Redness Relief Cleanser (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 Skin Concern Sensitivity & Redness Redness Relief Cleanser (2012 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
LANOLIN ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM (HORSE CHESTNUT) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA (PUNARNAVA)
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PORTULACA OLERACEA (GREEN PURSLANE) EXTRACT
PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATENone Identified
Data: None
BLUE 1None Identified
Data: Limited
MANNITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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