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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2013

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Skin Effects Brightening Day Cream, SPF 50 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Skin Effects Brightening Day Cream, SPF 50 (2013 formulation) (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 Skin Effects Brightening Day Cream, SPF 50 (2013 formulation) (2013 Formulation) is 6.
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
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Limited
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARETH-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM OLEATEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETETH-20Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
O-CYMEN-5-OLUse restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
OLIGOPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
HEXYLRESORCINOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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