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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2017

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Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Stick, Light/Medium, SPF 30 (2017 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Stick, Light/Medium, SPF 30 (2017 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 Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Stick, Light/Medium, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
BHTCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
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
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
PERILLA OCYMOIDES (BEEFSTEAK PLANT) OIL
PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
CASTOR OIL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
LYSOLECITHINNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITENone Identified
Data: Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ARACHIDYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
SYNTHETIC BEESWAXEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOCETYL STEARATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps
Data: None
PALMITIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERYL-2 ISOSTEARATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATEUse restrictions
Data: None
HEXYL LAURATEUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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