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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2016

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Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Cream Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2016 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Cream Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2016 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 Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Cream Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2016 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL LINOLEATEUse restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ISOBUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Fair
LILIAL
BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LYRAL
HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
EUGENOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BENZYL BENZOATEUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HEXYL CINNAMALUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
ACRYLAMIDE/ SODIUM ACRYLATE COPOLYMERMultiple, additive exposure sources, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-8Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-80Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 4
RED 4 (CI 14700)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 6
YELLOW 6 (CI 15985)
None Identified
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Good
BENZOIC ACIDUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PPG-2 ISOCETETH-20 ACETATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CERAMIDE 1None Identified
Data: Fair
CERAMIDE 3None Identified
Data: Limited
CERAMIDE 6-IINone Identified
Data: None
ALPINIA SPECIOSA (SHELL GINGER) LEAF EXTRACT
ALPINIA SPECIOSA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUUS EXTRACT
HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUSS SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER)
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
ACETYL OCTAPEPTIDE-3None Identified
Data: None
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHYTOSPHINGOSINENone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYPHOSPHORYLCHOLINE GLYCOL ACRYLATENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-51None Identified
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ISOHEXADECANEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-6Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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