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Ava Anderson NonToxic BB Cream (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ava Anderson NonToxic BB Cream (old formulation) product label collected on March 11, 2015 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 Ava Anderson NonToxic BB Cream (old formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: March 2015

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
ROSA MOSCHATA (MUSK ROSE) OIL
Appeared as: ROSE MOSQUETA (ORGANIC ROSEHIP) OIL

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

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

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (ORGANIC GREEN TEA) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL
Appeared as: ORYZA SATIVA (ORGANIC RICE BRAN) OIL

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ORGANIC ALOE VERA)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None
SAPONIFIED VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA (ORGANIC GRAPE SEED) OIL

Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (ORGANIC OLIVE FRUIT) OIL

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINESIS (ORGANIC JOJOBA) OIL

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTRYOSPERMUM PARKII (ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (ORGANIC SESAME) OIL

Limited
RAPHANUS SATIVUS (RADISH) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RADISH ROOT FERMENT

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHUM GUM

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: APIS MELLIFERA (ORGANIC BEESWAX)

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE)
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM (ORGANIC POMEGRANATE SEED) OIL

None
ARGANIA SPINOSA EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA SHELL POWDER (ARGAN)

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) SHELL POWDER
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA SHELL POWDER (COCONUT)

Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PYRUS MALUS FRUIT EXTRACT (APPLE)

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

Limited
ROSE PETALS
Appeared as: ROSA GALLICA FLOWER POWDER ROSE PETALS)

Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED WATER LOTUS) FLOWER
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA SEED POWDER (LOTUS FLOWER)

Limited
RIBES NIGRUM (BLACK CURRANT) FRUIT
Appeared as: RIBES NIGRUM FRUIT (BLACK CURRANT)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL POWDER
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS PEEL POWDER (ORANGE)

• Use restrictions (low)

None
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON SEED POWDER
Appeared as: VACCINIUM MACROCARPON FRUIT POWDER (CRANBERRY)

Limited
CHENOPODIUM QUINOA (QUINOA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHENOPODIUM QUINOA EXTRACT (QUINOA)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active ingredients: zinc oxide (non nanoparticle 10%), titanium dioxide (non nanoparticle 7%) Inactive Ingredients - aloe barbadensis (organic aloe vera), vitis vinifera (organic grape seed) oil, olea europaea (organic olive fruit) oil, simmondsia chinesis (organic jojoba) oil, butryospermum parkii (organic shea butter), sesamum indicum (organic sesame) oil, radish root ferment, camellia sinensis (organic green tea) extract, rose mosqueta (organic rosehip) oil, xanthum gum, apis mellifera (organic beeswax), oryza sativa (organic rice bran) oil, punica granatum (organic pomegranate seed) oil. Plus powders for color - argania spinosa shell powder (argan), cocos nucifera shell powder (coconut) pyrus malus fruit extract (apple), theobroma cacao shell powder (cocoa), rosa gallica flower powder rose petals), nelumbo nucifera seed powder (lotus flower), ribes nigrum fruit (black currant), citrus aurantium dulcis peel powder (orange), vaccinium macrocarpon fruit powder (cranberry), and chenopodium quinoa extract (quinoa)

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