EWG scientists reviewed M.D. Forte Facial Cream II with Glycolic Acid 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 M.D. Forte Facial Cream II with Glycolic Acid is 3.
|PROPYLPARABEN||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions|
|METHYLPARABEN||Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions|
|GLYCOLIC ACID||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions|
|GLYCERYL STEARATE/ PEG-100 STEARATE||Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE||Ecotoxicology|
|CERESIN||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE|
MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE
|Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|XANTHAN GUM||None Identified|
|CETYL RICINOLEATE||Data gaps|
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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
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