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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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pH Advantage Acne Treatment, PM Cream Treatment (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed pH Advantage Acne Treatment, PM Cream Treatment (2013 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 pH Advantage Acne Treatment, PM Cream Treatment (2013 formulation) is 10.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
LACTIC ACIDUse restrictions, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS OIL
CYMBOPOGON SCHOEANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FARNESOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
PEG-100 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM HYDROXIDEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CORN STARCH, MODIFIEDNone Identified
Data: None
METHYL GLUCETH-20 BENZOATENone Identified
Data: None
LYCINENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CERAMIDE 3None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM C8-16 ISOALKYLSUCCINYL SOY SULFONATENone Identified
Data: None
ASCORBYL METHYLSILANOL PECTINATENone Identified
Data: None
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA OLEFIFERA (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SANGUISORBA OFFICINALIS (GREAT BURNET) ROOT EXTRACT
SANGUISORBA OFFICINALIS (BURNET) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CINNAMONUM CASSIA (CINNAMON) BARK EXTRACT
CINNAMOMUM CASSIA (CINNAMON) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
COLA ACUMINATA (KOLA) SEED EXTRACT
ACUMINA (COLA) SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BETAINEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALANINENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUTAMIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PPG-14 BUTYL ETHERUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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