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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Dr. Brandt Skincare Flexitone BB Cream, SPF 30

EWG scientists reviewed Dr. Brandt Skincare Flexitone BB Cream, SPF 30 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 Dr. Brandt Skincare Flexitone BB Cream, SPF 30 is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYESTERNone Identified
Data: Fair
LYSOLECITHINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PERILLA FRUTESENS JAPANICA (SHISO JAPANICA)
PERILLA FRUTESCENS (PERILLA) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: None
HYDROLYZED PEARLNone Identified
Data: None
SIEGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAULSWORT) EXTRACT
SIEGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
RABDOSIA RUBESCENS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SILANETRIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE STEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE DISTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITENone Identified
Data: Limited
SYNTHETIC WAXNone Identified
Data: Fair
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
CELLULOSE GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

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 | Legal Disclaimer