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Mineral Fusion Skin-Balancing Facial Moisturizer for Normal Skin Types (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Mineral Fusion Skin-Balancing Facial Moisturizer for Normal Skin Types (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 Mineral Fusion Skin-Balancing Facial Moisturizer for Normal Skin Types (old formulation) is 3.

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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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good
LECITHIN
Appeared as: SOY LECITHIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA (BLUE ATLAS CEDAR) BARK OIL

• Use restrictions (high)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

None

Limited

None
PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-3 (MATRIXYL)
Appeared as: PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE 3

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

None

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) OIL
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) OIL

Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
GINKGO BILOBA
Appeared as: GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) HIPS OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) OIL

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

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

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:

Purified Water, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Olive Squalane, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 3, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Flour, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Panthenol, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Oil, Soy Lecithin, Echinacea Angustifolia (Coneflower) Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Blue Atlas Cedar) Bark Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin

Directions from packaging:

Smooth on clean skin. May be used morning or night.

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