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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Bobbi Brown BB Cream, SPF 35 (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Bobbi Brown BB Cream, SPF 35 (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 Bobbi Brown BB Cream, SPF 35 (2013 formulation) is 6.
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, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
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
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
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-40 STEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
ZINC OXIDEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Good
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIOCTYLDODECYL CITRATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
POLYMETHYLSILSEQUIOXANE
None Identified
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-51None Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8None Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATENone Identified
Data: None
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
ORYZANOLEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SORBITAN LAURATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL LAURATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATEOccupational hazards
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
GLYCYRRHETINIC ACIDUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Fair
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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