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Olay Age Defying Protective Renewal Facial Moisturizer, SPF 15 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Olay Age Defying Protective Renewal Facial Moisturizer, SPF 15 (2016 formulation) product label collected on April 13, 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 Olay Age Defying Protective Renewal Facial Moisturizer, SPF 15 (2016 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: April 2016

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

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

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 (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
OCTISALATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

None

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

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)

Fair
ACRYLAMIDE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: ACRYLAMIDE/SODIUM ACRYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER

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

None

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

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Appeared as: TRIETHOCYCAPRYLYLSILANE

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 6.0% (sunscreen), zinc oxide 3.0% (sunscreen). Inactive Ingredients: water, glycerin, isohexadecane, acrylamide/sodium acryldimethyltaurate copolymer, C13-14 isoparaffin, laureth-7, cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-20/20 dimethicone, triethocycaprylylsilane, steareth-21, stearyl alcohol, sucrose polycottonseedate, behenyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, DMDM hydantoin, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, ethylhexyl salicylate, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbic acid, disodium EDTA, steareth-2, oleth-3 phosphate, fragrance.

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure reapply at least every 2 hours use water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin disease 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 sun, especially from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses ...

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