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Phytomer White Lumination Complexion Recovery Moisturizing Cream, SPF 15 (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Phytomer White Lumination Complexion Recovery Moisturizing Cream, SPF 15 (2015 formulation) product label collected on April 03, 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 Phytomer White Lumination Complexion Recovery Moisturizing Cream, SPF 15 (2015 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: April 2015

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM HYROXIDE

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

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Robust

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

None

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCROBATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Robust
SEA SALT
Appeared as: MARIS SAL

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Fair

None
DICTYOPTERIS MEMBRANACEA (ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: DICTYOPTERIS MEMBRANACEA EXTRACT

None

Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT

None

Limited
PANCRATIUM MARITIMUM (SEA DAFFODIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANCRATIUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active: Octinoxate, Octisalate, Oxybenzone, Octocrylene. Inactive: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Ppg-12/smdi Copolymer, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascrobate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Isododecane, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceteareth-20, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Polyacrylate 13, Disodium Edta, Maris Sal, Polyisobutene, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Hydrolyzed Algin, Sodium Hyroxide, Dictyopteris Membranacea Extract, Maris Aqua, Maris Aqua, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Polysorbate 20, Bht, Ceteth-10, Laureth-4, Sorbitan Isostearate, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Tocopherol.

Directions from packaging:

Apply generously to face before sun exposure. Reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming or perspiring.

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