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Physicians Formula Extra Rich Rehydrating Moisturizer, For Normal to Dry Skin

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Extra Rich Rehydrating Moisturizer, For Normal to Dry Skin 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 Extra Rich Rehydrating Moisturizer, For Normal to Dry Skin is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BHTAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
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
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TEA STEARATEUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: None
ISOPROPYL LANOLATEAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
FD&C RED 40Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ACETATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ISOCETYL STEARATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps
Data: None
Data: Robust

About the Skin Deep® ratings

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