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Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer, Natural to Tan, SPF 50 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer, Natural to Tan, SPF 50 (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer, Natural to Tan, SPF 50 (2016 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL ACETATE (VITMIN A ACETATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BRUCINE, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BRUCINE SULFATE, and QUASSIN)

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

None

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

None

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

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

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Robust

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Limited

None

None
10-UNDECENOIC ACID, HEPTYL ESTER
Appeared as: HEPTYL UNDECYLENATE

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C)

None

None

None

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
LINOLENIC ACID
Appeared as: ALPHA LINOLENIC ACID (ALA)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) EXTRACT (TOMATO)

Limited

Robust
SUCROSE
Appeared as: SUCROSE (SUGAR)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COENZYME Q10)

Fair

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH (CORN)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%), Titanium Dioxide (8.5%), Zinc Oxide (2.94%, Sunscreen)Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, SD Alcohol 40, C12 15 Alcohol Benzoate, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Heptyl Undecylenate, Lecithin, PEG/PPG 20/15 Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), C12 16 Alcohols, Diacetyl Boldine, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Gelatin, Genistein, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Palmitic Acid, PEG 12 Glyceryl Dimyristate, Polyglyceryl 3 Palmitate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Propylene Carbonate, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract (Tomato), Squalane, Sucrose (Sugar), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Triethanolamine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Xanthan Gum, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch (Corn), Ethylene Brassylate, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides

Directions from packaging:

Apply generously and evenly before sun exposure and as needed.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. When using this product: Keep out of eyes Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask doctor if: Rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach. If swallowed, get medical help help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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