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Product score: 02

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Cerave 46.5% Petrolatum Skin Protectant Healing Ointment

Cerave 46.5% Petrolatum Skin Protectant Healing Ointment

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CATEGORY

Damaged Skin Treatment

BRAND

CeraVe

DATA LAST UPDATED

February 2023

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 04
PETROLATUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, emollient, moisturising, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)
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Ingredient score: 01
MINERAL OIL
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, solvent, antistatic, emollient, perfuming, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PARAFFIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
OZOKERITE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, opacifying, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 04
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE NP
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE AP
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE EOP
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
PROLINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CHOLESTEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 02
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTOLACTONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYTOSPHINGOSINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Petrolatum 46.5%; Inactive Ingredients: INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: MINERAL OIL, PARAFFIN, OZOKERITE, DIMETHICONE, CERAMIDE NP, CERAMIDE AP, CERAMIDE EOP, CARBOMER, WATER, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, PROLINE, CHOLESTEROL, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TOCOPHEROL, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, PANTHENOL, PANTOLACTONE, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, XANTHAN GUM, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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