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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Physicians Formula Pearls of Perfection Multi-Colored Powder, Bronzer 1811 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Pearls of Perfection Multi-Colored Powder, Bronzer 1811 (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 Pearls of Perfection Multi-Colored Powder, Bronzer 1811 (2012 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENSEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
D&C RED 30
RED 30 (CI 73360)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREENEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Good
TALCContamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ZINC STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CALCIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
D&C RED 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
RED 6 LAKE
None Identified
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
CALCIUM CARBONATEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: None
KAOLINNone Identified
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MANGANESE VIOLETEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CARMINEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCHNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
DEHYDROACETATE ACID
Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ACACIA SENEGAL EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 7 LAKEUse restrictions
Data: None
ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 15985)
Use restrictions
Data: None


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