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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Estee Lauder Daywear Anti-oxidant Beauty Benefit BB Creme, SPF 35

EWG scientists reviewed Estee Lauder Daywear Anti-oxidant Beauty Benefit BB Creme, 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 Estee Lauder Daywear Anti-oxidant Beauty Benefit BB Creme, SPF 35 is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
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
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENSEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
FERRIC FERROCYANIDEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREENEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
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
HYDROLYZED RICE BRAN EXTRACTData gaps, Contamination concerns (GOSSYPOL, HEAVY METALS, PESTICIDES)
Data: None
HYDROLYZED RICE EXTRACTData gaps, Contamination concerns (GOSSYPOL, HEAVY METALS, PESTICIDES)
Data: None
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
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
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
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
D&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
YELLOW 5 LAKE
None Identified
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
EUK-134
ETHYLBISIMINOMETHYLGUAIACOL MANGANESE CHLORIDE
Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Limited
SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
CYCLODEXTRINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CARMINEEcotoxicology
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
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
FUMARIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM PCAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHETINIC ACIDData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
NORDIHYDROGUAIARETIC ACIDMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
TRIOCTYLDODECYL CITRATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
GENTIANA LUTEA (YELLOW GENTIAN) ROOT EXTRACT
GENTIANA LUTEA (GENTIAN) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
FUMARIA OFFICINALIS (FUMITORY) EXTRACT
FUMARIA OFFICINALIS FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LEMON EKISU
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (SUGAR KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARTEMIA EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATENone Identified
Data: None
ERGOTHIONEINENone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-51None Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM AMYLOPECTIN/ GLYCERIN CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ASCORBYL TOCOPHERYL MALEATENone Identified
Data: None
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
PENTYLEN GLYCOL
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone 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