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Guerlain Super Aqua-Serum BB Hydra Beauty Balm, SPF 25 (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Guerlain Super Aqua-Serum BB Hydra Beauty Balm, SPF 25 (2015 formulation) product label collected on April 09, 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 Guerlain Super Aqua-Serum BB Hydra Beauty Balm, SPF 25 (2015 formulation) is 5.

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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

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 (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

Limited

Fair

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

Limited

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

Fair

None

Fair

Fair

None

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
RUSCUS ACULEATUS (BOX HOLLY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RUSCUS ACULEATUS ROOT EXTRACT

None
WILD PANSY EXTRACT
Appeared as: VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACT

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Octinoxate 7.5%, Titanium Dioxide 3.8%, Aqua(Water) - Glycerin - Butylene Glycol - Squalane - Propanediol - Phenyl Trimethicone - Ethylhexyl Isononanoate - Silica - Glyceryl Stearate Se - Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil - Pentylene Glycol - Phenoxyethanol - Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer - Stearyl Alcohol - Dicaprylyl Ether - Stearic Acid - Parfum(Fragrance) - Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer - Phospholipids - Sodium Hyaluronate - Tocopheryl Acetate - Hydrolyzed Millet - Alumina - Xylose - Sodium Citrate - Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate - Disodium Edta - Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract - Polysorbate 50 - Viola Tricolor Extract - Citronellol - Citric Acid - Bht - Geraniol - Butylphenyl Methylpropional - Hexyl Cinnamal - Benzyl Salicylate - Linalool - Ethylhexylglycerin - Tocopherol - [may Contain: Ci 77891(Titanium Dioxide) - Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499(Iron Oxides)](08038)

Directions from packaging:

For sunscreen use: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. reapply at least every two hours. use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and earlyskin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with aBroad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protectionmeasures including: Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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