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Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Shimmer Bronzer, Light to Medium 7083 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Shimmer Bronzer, Light to Medium 7083 (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 Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Shimmer Bronzer, Light to Medium 7083 (2016 formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (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)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Fair

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

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

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

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
Appeared as: MAGNESIUM ALUMINIUM SILICATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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

Limited

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

Fair

Fair

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch (Corn), Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Nylon 12, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Vitamin C), C13 14 Isoparaffin, Dimethicone, Inositol, Laureth 7, Maltodextrin, Mucuna Pruriens Seed Extract, Polyacrylamide, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Water, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Sorbic Acid, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide

Directions from packaging:

Maybe be worn alone or over makeup. Sweep brush over bronzer & lightly brush powder over face And neck for a shimmery tan glow. To accentuate And contour, apply more over cheekbones. For the most even application, be sure to tap excess powder from brush before applying. To Open & Close Compact: To open, simply twist cap to remove from powder base. Push brush through And lock into place. To close, simply pull gold handle up to unlock And twist cap back into base.

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