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Physicians Formula Summer Eclipse Bronzing & Shimmery Face Powder, Moonlight/Light Bronzer 3104 (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Summer Eclipse Bronzing & Shimmery Face Powder, Moonlight/Light Bronzer 3104 (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 Summer Eclipse Bronzing & Shimmery Face Powder, Moonlight/Light Bronzer 3104 (old formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

Fair
BHT

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

None

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE (CI 75470)

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Talc, Mica, Synthetic Wax, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isopropyl Lanolate, Lauroyl Lysine, Cetyl Acetate, Nylon 12, Cyclopentasiloxane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Oleyl Oleate, Oleyl Acetate, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide

Directions from packaging:

Wear alone for a natural-sheer glow or over makeup for a more dramatic tan effect. Tap excess powder off brush before applying. For an all over radiant tan glow sweep over entire compact with a powder brush and apply over entire face. To accentuate and contour, apply darker bronze shade over cheekbones. To highlight, adjust shimmer with added strokes over moon as needed. For dryer skin types, apply moisturizer prior to powder.

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