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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2017

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Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady BB Cream, Light, SPF 30 (2017 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady BB Cream, Light, 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 #InstaReady BB Cream, Light, 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
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
BIS-PEG/ PPG-14/ 14 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-10 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-60Organ 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
LAURETH-12Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
ALUMINAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
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
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
FOMES OFFICINALIS (TRUNK ROT) EXTRACT
FOMES OFFICINALIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
CASTOR OIL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATENone Identified
Data: None
POLYSILICONE-11None Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
AMODIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITENone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: Fair
METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
VP/ VA COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
HYDROXYLPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
None Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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