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Physicians Formula Skin Concern Moisture Restore Hydrating & Balancing Moisturizer (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Skin Concern Moisture Restore Hydrating & Balancing Moisturizer (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 Physicians Formula Skin Concern Moisture Restore Hydrating & Balancing Moisturizer (old formulation) is 5.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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)

Limited
MURASAKI401
Appeared as: EXT VIOLET 2

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

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)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (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)

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) SACCHARIDES
Appeared as: PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) SACCARIDES

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited
TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS POLYSACCHARIDE

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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."

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 3.75%, Octisalate 2.5%, Octocrylene 2.75%, Oxybenzone 2%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Saccarides, Stearic Acid, Silica, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Panthenol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Blue 1, Ext, Violet 2

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