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MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense, SPF 30 (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense, SPF 30 (old formulation) product label collected on December 09, 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 MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense, SPF 30 (old formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: December 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
MALIC ACID
Appeared as: MALIC ACID (L)

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Limited
GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATES
Appeared as: GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (D-ALPHA)

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

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)

• Cancer (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL
Appeared as: ALEURITES MOLUCCANA SEED OIL

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited
ERGOTHIONEINE
Appeared as: ERGOTHIONEINE (L)

None

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None
KINGINKA EKISU
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL

Limited
PHELLODENDRON AMURENSE (AMUR CORK TREE) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHELLODENDROM AMURENSE BARK EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: 13.5% Zinc Oxide (ZinClearâ„¢) Inactive Ingredients: Alcohol, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Aqua (Water), Behenyl Alcohol, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Ergothioneine (L), Ethyl Macadamiate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Isostearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Lecithin, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Malic Acid (L), Phellodendrom Amurense Bark Extract, Phytic Acid, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha)

Directions from packaging:

For daily use, allow product to absorb completely before applying make-up. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours.Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measuresincluding: • Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. • Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor.

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