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Olay Total Effects Anti Aging Anti Blemish Daily Moisturizer (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Olay Total Effects Anti Aging Anti Blemish Daily 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 Olay Total Effects Anti Aging Anti Blemish Daily Moisturizer (old formulation) is 2.

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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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Appeared as: POLYMETYLSILSESQUIXANE

Good

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

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active : Salicylic Acid 1.5%. Inactive: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Ppg 15 Stearyl Ether, Dimethicone, Polymetylsilsesquixane, Polyacrylamide, Titanium Dioxide, Stearyl Alcohol, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside.

Directions from packaging:

Cleanse skin thoroughly before applying acne moisturizer cover the entire affected area w/ a thin later 1 to 3 times daily because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start w/ 1 application daily then gradually increase to 2 or 3 times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor if bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product, which may increase dryness or irritation of the skin if this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor when using this product, avoid contact w/ eyes if contact occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor keep out of reach of children if swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

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