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Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain, Red (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain, Red (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 Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain, Red (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited
FD&C RED NO. 40 (CI 16035)
Appeared as: RED 40

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Contamination concerns (MERCURY, 6-METHOXY-M-TOLUIDINE, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
CI 45410 (D&C RED NO. 27 OR 28)
Appeared as: RED 27

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
CI 45410 (D&C RED NO. 27 OR 28) LAKE
Appeared as: RED 27 LAKE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• 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)

Limited

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

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Appeared as: ETHYHEXYLGLYCERIN

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

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

None

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Limited

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

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

Limited

None

Limited

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

None

Fair
COCOA
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) FRUIT POWDER

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Fair

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

Good

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

Limited
D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200)
Appeared as: RED 33

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Alcohol Denat., Octyldodecanol, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Cetyl Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG 20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Polybutene, Fragrance, Androstadienone, Epimedium Sagittatum Extract, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Pregnadienol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, BHT, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethyhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sorbic Acid, May Contain:, Titanium Dioxide, Red 33, Red 40, Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Yellow 5, Blue 1

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