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CVS Stretch Mark Cream (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CVS Stretch Mark Cream (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 CVS Stretch Mark Cream (old formulation) is 6.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
AKA225
Appeared as: RED 17

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE

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

Robust

Fair

Limited

Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Appeared as: C12-1C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

None

Limited

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, C12-1C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicapryl Carbonate, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Arachidyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Ethoxydiglycol, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Red 17.

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally all over body, wherever stretch marks occur. Massage into skin in a circular motion until absorbed. Use morning and night for best results. With regular use as directed, you should see significant results in as little as 4 weeks. Continue to use twice daily for additional improvements.

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