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Estee Lauder Daywear Anti-oxidant Beauty Benefit BB Creme, SPF 35 (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Estee Lauder Daywear Anti-oxidant Beauty Benefit BB Creme, SPF 35 (old formulation) product label collected on July 16, 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 Estee Lauder Daywear Anti-oxidant Beauty Benefit BB Creme, SPF 35 (old formulation) is 6.

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • 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
Good

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

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

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)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

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)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

None

• Contamination concerns (GOSSYPOL, HEAVY METALS, and PESTICIDES)

None

• Contamination concerns (GOSSYPOL, HEAVY METALS, and PESTICIDES)

Fair

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

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: PENTYLEN GLYCOL

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
GENTIANA LUTEA (YELLOW GENTIAN) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GENTIANA LUTEA (GENTIAN) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT

None

Fair

Limited
FUMARIA OFFICINALIS (FUMITORY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: FUMARIA OFFICINALIS FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT

None
LEMON EKISU
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (SUGAR KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT

Limited

None

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Robust

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

None

Limited

Limited

• Occupational hazards (high)

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair

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

None

None

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

None

Fair

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited
EUK-134
Appeared as: ETHYLBISIMINOMETHYLGUAIACOL MANGANESE CHLORIDE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Good

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

None

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE

Limited

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 4%, Oxybenzone 2.5%, Titanium Dioxide 1.1%, Inactive Ingredients: water, dimethicone, butylene glycol, pentylen glycol, phenyl trimethicone, glyceryl stearate, behenyl alcohol, trioctyldodecyl citrate, polymethylsilsesquioxane, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, peg-40 stearate, polyglyceryl-10 pentastearate, gentiana lutea (gentian) root extract, polygonum cuspidatum root extract, thermus thermophillus ferment, hordeum vulgare (barley) extract, fumaria officinalis flower/leaf/stem extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) fruit extract, hydrolyzed rice bran extract, laminaria saccharina extract, hydrolyzed rice extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, artemia extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract, cholesterol, caffeine, propylene glycol stearate, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate, tocopheryl acetate, sucrose, glycerin, sodium stearoyl lactylate, linoleic acid, lecithin, squalane, sodium pca, urea, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, ergothioneine, sodium dehydroacetate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, polysorbate 20, sorbitan laurate, sodium hyaluronate, citric acid, propylene glycol laurate, glycyrrhetinic acid, trehalose, polyquaternium-51, hydrogenated lecithin, fumaric acid, alumina, palmitoyl hydroxypropyltrimonium amylopectin/glycerin crosspolymer, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, cyclodextrin, nordihydroguaiaretic acid, ascorbyl tocopheryl maleate, xanthan gum, stearic acid, silica, fragrance (parfum), ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, May contain: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxides, yellow 5 lake, chromium oxide greens, mica, ferric ferrocyanide, chromium hydroxide green, carmine, bismuth oxychloride, blue 1 lake

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