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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Clinique Age Defense BB Cream, SPF 30

EWG scientists reviewed Clinique Age Defense 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 Clinique Age Defense BB Cream, SPF 30 is 4.
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
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, 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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHEYL ACETATE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE
DIMETHICODE
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps, 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
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ORYZANOLEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
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
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE
OCYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE
Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHETINIC ACIDData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TRIOCTYLDODECYL CITRATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (SUGAR KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-51None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATENone Identified
Data: None
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
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