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CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM (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 CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM (old formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Miscellaneous
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE
Appeared as: BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE (AND)

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited
CETEARETH-20
Appeared as: CETEARETH 20 (AND)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
Appeared as: ALUMINUM STARCH

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (PURIFIED)

Fair

Fair
BORON NITRIDE
Appeared as: BORON NITRATE

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3

None
CERAMIDE AP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 6 11

Fair
CERAMIDE EOP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 1

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: HYDROXYETHEYLCELLULOSE

None

Fair

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Homosalate 12%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octocrylene 2%, Zinc Oxide 3.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Water (Purified), Niacinamide, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Aluminum Starch, OctenylSuccinate, Boron Nitrate, Dimethicone, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 11, Ceramide 1, Ceteareth 20 (and), Cetearyl Alcohol, Phytosphingosine, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Potassium Phosphate, Hydroxyetheylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum

Directions from packaging:

Apply daily to face and neck before sun exposure. Apply liberally to face and neck in morning, or as directed by a physician.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. UV exposure from the sun increases the risk of skin cancer, premature skin aging, and other damage. It is important to decrease UV exposure by limiting time in the sun, wearing protective clothing, and using sunscreen. When using this product avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. Stop use and ask a doctor if signs of irritation or rash appear and persist. Keep out leach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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