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Physicians Formula Skin Concern Sensitivity & Redness Redness Relief Moisturizer (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Skin Concern Sensitivity & Redness Redness Relief Moisturizer (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 Sensitivity & Redness Redness Relief Moisturizer (old formulation) is 1.

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
  • 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
Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA (PUNARNAVA)
Appeared as: BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA ROOT EXTRACT

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited
PORTULACA OLERACEA (GREEN PURSLANE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT

None
SORBITOL LAURATE
Appeared as: SORBITYL LAURATE

Fair

Limited

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, Dicaprylyl Maleate, Sorbitan Stearate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Caffeine, Ethylene Brassylate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Mannitol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Sorbityl Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Gluconate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Blue 1, Yellow 5

Directions from packaging:

Apply after cleanser and treatment. Massage evenly over face and neck.

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