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Murad Environmental Shield Essential - C Daily Renewal Complex (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Murad Environmental Shield Essential - C Daily Renewal Complex (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 Murad Environmental Shield Essential - C Daily Renewal Complex (old formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: July 2013

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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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)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

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

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

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

Limited

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

Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT PEEL OIL (GRAPEFRUIT)

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE

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

Fair
CI 75130
Appeared as: BETA CAROTENE (VITAMIN A)

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

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (ORANGE) OIL (ORANGE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL (MANDARIN ORANGE)

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

Fair

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: BISABOLOL (L-ALPHA)

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
ALLANTOIN
Appeared as: ALLANTOIN (COMFREY ROOT)

None

None

Limited

Fair

Limited
RANUNCULUS FICARIA (PILEWORT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: RANUNCULUS FICARIA EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Fair
VEGETABLE OIL
Appeared as: VEGETABLE OIL (OLUS)

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OII (SAFFLOWER)

Limited
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) OIL
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL (BASIL)

Limited
FERULA GALBANIFLUA (FERULA GUMMOSA) RESIN OIL
Appeared as: FERULA GALBANIFLUA (GALBANUM) RESIN OIL (GALBANUM)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Cyclomethicone, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12 15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Di C12 15 Alkyl Fumarate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinal, Bisabolol (L-Alpha), Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Lysine Lauroyl Methionate, Rice Amino Acids, Zinc Aspartate, Chitosan Ascorbate, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), Beta Carotene (Vitamin A), Ranunculus Ficaria Extract, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Vegetable Oil (Olus), Limonene, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed OiI (Safflower), Citrus Aurantium Amara (Orange) Oil (Orange), Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil (Mandarin Orange), Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil (Basil), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Peel Oil (Grapefruit), Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil (Galbanum)

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