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Murad Environmental Shield Active Radiance Serum (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Murad Environmental Shield Active Radiance Serum (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 Active Radiance Serum (old formulation) is 5.

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • 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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Fair
DAIDAI205
Appeared as: ORANGE 4 (CI 15510)

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

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

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BUTYL ALCOHOL)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

None
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE

None

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEFIFERA (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT (OAT)

• Use restrictions (low)

None

None
MYRTUS COMMUNIS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED MYRTUS COMMUNIS LEAF EXTRACT

None
ENANTIA CHLORANTHA (MOAMBE JAUNE)
Appeared as: ENANTIA CHLORANTHA BARK EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)

Fair
BIOTIN
Appeared as: BIOTIN (VITAMIN H)

Fair

Limited

Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
Appeared as: DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE (LICORICE ROOT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID)

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited

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

None
HYDROXYLAURYL/ HYDROXYMYRISTYL BETAINE
Appeared as: BETAINE (SUGAR BEET)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: ARGININE HCL

Fair

Fair

None
METHYL DIISOPROPYL PROPIONAMIDE
Appeared as: METHYL DIIOSOPROPYL PROPIONAMIDE

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXL GLYCERIN

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

None

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Camellia Olefifera (Green Tea) Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (Oat), Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide 5, Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Ectoin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Biotin (Vitamin H), Mannitol, Chitosan Ascorbate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Root), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Sodium PCA, Betaine (Sugar Beet), Sorbitol, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine HCl, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Methyl Diiosopropyl Propionamide, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Menthyl Lactate, Lauryl Laurate, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexl Glycerin, Corn Starch Modified, Xanthan Gum, PPG 26 Buteth 26, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Orange 4 (CI 15510)

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