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Cosmedicine Medi-Matte (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cosmedicine Medi-Matte (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 Cosmedicine Medi-Matte (old formulation) is 4.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

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)

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)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (EAU)

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATRUM EXTRACT

None

Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: OENOTHERA BIENNIS ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Fair
YEAST EXTRACT
Appeared as: YEAST (FAEX) EXTRACT (EXTRAIT DE LEVURA)

Limited

None

Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)

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: Octinoxate 7.5%, Avobenzone 2.0%, Dimethicone 1.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Water (Eau), Dimethicone Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycerine, C12 14 Pareth 12, Butylene Glycol, Punica Granatrum Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Oenothera Biennis Root Extract, Sorbitol, Squalane, Yeast (Faex) Extract (Extrait de Levura), Glucosamine HCl, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Polysorbate 60, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben

Directions from packaging:

apply daily as needed to face. Use prior to sun exposure. Pay special attention to oily T-zone forehead and chin.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes. Rinse with water if direct eye contact occurs. Do not use on broken skin For adult use only. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help right away. Stop use and ask a doctor right away if rash or irritation develops & persists.

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