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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Avon Ideal Flawless BB Beauty Balm Cream, SPF 15 (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avon Ideal Flawless BB Beauty Balm Cream, SPF 15 (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 Avon Ideal Flawless BB Beauty Balm Cream, SPF 15 (2013 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
PEG-10 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ZINC PCAUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENTUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, 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
TRIFLUOROMETHYL C1-4 ALKYL DIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
POLYSILICONE-11None Identified
Data: None
QUATERNIUM-90 BENTONITENone Identified
Data: None
HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYSILYLETHYL POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
CALCIUM PCANone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT JUICENone Identified
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ MALACHITE FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
SACCHAROMYCES/ TOURMALINE FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
METHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ MAGNESIUM FERMENTNone Identified
Data: None
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
METHYL UNDECYLENATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
ETHYL UNDECYLENATENone Identified
Data: None
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ COPPER FERMENTPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
NYLON-12Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HEXYL LAURATEUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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