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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Dark Circle Corrector and Concealer, Light+Yellow (2014 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Dark Circle Corrector and Concealer, Light+Yellow (2014 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 Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Dark Circle Corrector and Concealer, Light+Yellow (2014 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENSPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
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-30Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
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
TALCUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
Data: Good
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CERAMIDE 3None Identified
Data: Limited
FRAXINUS EXCELSIOR LEAF EXTRACT
FRAXINUS EXCELSIOR BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
OLIVE GLYCERIDESNone Identified
Data: None
DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYAMIDE-5None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-4 DIISOSTEARATE/POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE/SEBACATENone Identified
Data: None
SILANETRIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
BORON NITRIDEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
NYLON-12Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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