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Colonial Dames Vitamin E Cream (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Colonial Dames Vitamin E Cream (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 Colonial Dames Vitamin E Cream (2016 formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

None
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140) LAKE
Appeared as: FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Fair
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: RED 4

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: FD&C RED 4 (CI 14700

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

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

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

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

Fair

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (COMFREY ROOT)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Purified Water, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Decyl Oleate, Cetyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Triethanolamine, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Yellow 5, Red 4, FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Red 4 (CI 14700

Directions from packaging:

Apply this precious moisturizing cream to face and throat, with special attention to fine lines, under-eye tissues and dry areas. Feel the soothing, lasting goodness of the Vitamin E. (14,000 I.U. in this 2 oz jar equals 25% of the total) Use under makeup for 24 hour care.

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