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Physicians Formula Skin Concern Moisture Restore Hydrating & Balancing Cleanser (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Skin Concern Moisture Restore Hydrating & Balancing Cleanser (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 Physicians Formula Skin Concern Moisture Restore Hydrating & Balancing Cleanser (old formulation) is 2.

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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) WAX PEG-120 ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA WAX PEG 120 ESTERS

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

Limited

Limited
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENEAN) EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) SACCHARIDES
Appeared as: PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) SACCARIDES

None

Limited
TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS POLYSACCHARIDE

Fair
SODIUM SALT ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE
Appeared as: TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium Lauryl Oat Amino Acids, Jojoba Wax PEG 120 Esters, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenean) Extract, Glycerin, Panthenol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Saccarides, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

Use as the first step to cleanse face morning and evening. Gently massage foam over dampened face. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow with treatment and moisturizer.

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