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Olay Anti-Wrinkle Mature Skin Night Firming Cream (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Olay Anti-Wrinkle Mature Skin Night Firming Cream (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 Olay Anti-Wrinkle Mature Skin Night Firming Cream (2014 formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL ACETATE (VITMIN A ACETATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A)

Cancer (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
Biochemical or cellular level changes (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 75130
Appeared as: BETA CAROTENE (VITAMIN A) (PRO-VITAMIN A)

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PRO-VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Fair

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C)

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL (CORN)

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:

Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, PEG 100 Stearate, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Vegetable Oil, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Citric Acid, Beta Carotene (Vitamin A) (Pro-Vitamin A), Zea Mays (Corn) Oil (Corn)

Directions from packaging:

Smooth liberally on face & neck every night.

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