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Perricone MD Pigment Corrective Topical-with Pycnogenol & DMAE (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Perricone MD Pigment Corrective Topical-with Pycnogenol & DMAE (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 Perricone MD Pigment Corrective Topical-with Pycnogenol & DMAE (old formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Limited
DIMETHYL MEA
Appeared as: DIMETHYL MEA (DMAE) (DMAE)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• 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)

Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT PEEL EXTRACT (GRAPEFRUIT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM (BITTER ORANGE)
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (ORANGE) OIL (SWEET ORANGE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU (WATER)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited
ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI NUT) OIL (KUKUI NUT)

Limited

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT (OAT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
PINUS PINASTER (MARITIME PINE) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: PINUS PINASTER (PYCNOGENOL) BARK EXTRACT

Limited
NYMPHAEA ALBA (WHITE WATER LILY) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: NYMPHAEA ALBA FLOWER EXTRACT (WATER LILY)

None

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR GUM) (GUAR)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited

None

None

Limited

None

Limited

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COENZYME Q10)

None

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau (Water), Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui Nut) Oil (Kukui Nut), Cetearyl Alcohol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (Oat), Ethoxydiglycol, Polysorbate 60, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Arachidyl Alcohol, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Glycolic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Polyacrylamide, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Orange) Oil (Sweet Orange), 1, 2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Arachidyl Glucoside, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Peel Extract (Grapefruit), Dimethyl MEA (DMAE) (DMAE), Pentylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Pinus Pinaster (Pycnogenol) Bark Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract (Water Lily), Hydroxycinnamic Acid, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Lauramidoyl Inulin, Laureth 7, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Xanthan Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar Gum) (Guar), Magnesium Stearate, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Farnesol, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Tropolone, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Pentapeptide 18, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Dr. Perricone recommends applying liberally to the entire face, twice daily, on cleansed skin.

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