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Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55, Nude 40 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55, Nude 40 (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 Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup SPF 55, Nude 40 (2016 formulation) is 7.

Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RENTINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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)

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)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: , IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE
Appeared as: , ISONYL ISONONANOATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

Limited

Fair

Limited
POLYETHYLENE
Appeared as: POLYEHTYLENE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

None

Limited

None

None

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Fair
VITAMIN B3
Appeared as: PANTOTHENIC ACID

Fair

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: MAY CONTAIN (/-)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (2.8%, Sunscreen), Homosalate (8%, Sunscreen), Octisalate (4%, Sunscreen), Octocrylene (9%, Sunscreen), Oxybenzone (4%, Sunscreen). Inactive Ingredients: Isonyl Isononanoate, Silica, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Mica, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Polyehtylene, Diethylhexyl 2 6 Naphthalate, VP Hexadecene Copolymer, Dimethicone Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Bisabolol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra Di T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Triethoxy Caprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pantothenic Acid, Rentinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), May Contain (+/-):, Iron Oxides

Directions from packaging:

Apply generously and evenly before sun exposure and as needed.Sun Alert: Limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and using sunscreens may reduce the risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects of the sun.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. When using this product avoid eye contact. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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