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Murad Correcting Moisturizer Redness Therapy, SPF 15 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Murad Correcting Moisturizer Redness Therapy, SPF 15 (2016 formulation) product label collected on April 15, 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 Murad Correcting Moisturizer Redness Therapy, 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID and TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

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)

Limited

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

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Limited

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT

Limited
LYCIUM BARBARUM (MATRIMONY VINE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LYCIUM BARBARUM FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 4%, Octisalate 5%. Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Polyester-8, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, Panthenol, Linoleic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Neopentyl Glycol Diisostearate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Citral, Fragrance (Parfum), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

Directions from packaging:

Every day after applying treatment, massage evenly over face and neck. For optimal results, follow with Neutralizing Treatment Powder.

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