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Bobbi Brown BB Cream, SPF 35

EWG scientists reviewed Bobbi Brown BB Cream, SPF 35 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 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, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
(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
Data: Limited
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-40 STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps, 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
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ORYZANOLEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATEEcotoxicology, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATEOccupational hazards
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCYRRHETINIC ACIDData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use 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
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATENone Identified
Data: None
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN LAURATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL LAURATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
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