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CVS Vitamin A & D Ointment (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CVS Vitamin A & D Ointment (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 CVS Vitamin A & D Ointment (old formulation) is 6.

Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
Appeared as: VITAMIN A

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
COD LIVER OIL
Appeared as: ;COD LIVER OIL (CONTAINS

None
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) OIL
Appeared as: CARROT OIL

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CARROT OIL

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: LIGHT MINERAL OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Petrolatum (53.4%), Lanolin (15.5%). Inactive Ingredients: Cod Liver Oil (Contains Vitamin A & Vitamin D), Carrot Oil, Fragrance, Light Mineral Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Paraffin.

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally as often as necessary. Change wet and soiled diapers promptly. Cleanse the diaper area. Allow to dry. Use with each diaper change, especially at bedtime when exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use over deep or puncture wounds, infections, or lacerations. When using this product avoid contact with the eyes. Stop use and ask a doctor if condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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