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Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream, SPF 30 (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream, SPF 30 (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 Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream, SPF 30 (2015 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: April 2015

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • 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

• 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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

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

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Good

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77492)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATERAQUAEAU

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF WATER
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF WATER

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

Fair

Fair

None

None

Limited

Fair

None

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None

Limited

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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

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

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:

Octinoxate 8.2%, Octisalate 5.6%, Titanium Dioxide 57.7%, Zinc Oxide 3.6%, Wateraquaeau , Squalane , Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate , Butylene Glycol , Propanediol , Glyceryl Stearate , Behenyl Alcohol , Peg-40 Stearate , Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water , Thermus Thermophillus Ferment , Trehalose , Caffeine , Glycerin , Linoleic Acid , Lecithin , Stearic Acid , Hydrogenated Lecithin , Sorbitol , Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer , Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate , Sodium Hyaluronate , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate , Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate , Synthetic Fluorphlogopite , Xanthan Gum , Silica , Alumina , Sodium Dehydroacetate , Tin Oxide , Disodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol , [+/- Mica , Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891) , Iron Oxides(Ci 77492) , Iron Oxides(Ci 77491) , Iron Oxides(Ci 7799)] [iln39833]

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 early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures 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 product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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