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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2007

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PCA Skin pHaze 16 C-Strength 15% with 5% Vitamin E (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed PCA Skin pHaze 16 C-Strength 15% with 5% Vitamin E (2010 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 PCA Skin pHaze 16 C-Strength 15% with 5% Vitamin E (2010 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CHOLECALCIFEROLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE
OCTYL HYDROXYSTEARATE
Use restrictions
Data: None
HORDEUM DISTICHON (BARLEY) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PHELLODENDRON AMURENSE (AMUR CORK TREE) BARK EXTRACT
PHELLODENDRON AMURENSE BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYSILICONE-11None Identified
Data: None
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited


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