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Aveeno Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Hand Cream (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Aveeno Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Hand Cream (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 01, 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 Aveeno Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Hand Cream (2016 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Robust

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Fair

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, sodium lauroamphoacetate, coco-glucoside, sodium chloride, hydroxypropyl starch phosphate, citric acid, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, glyceryl oleate, sodium benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, polyquaternium-7, sodium hydroxide, avena sativa (oat) kernel flour.

Directions from packaging:

Twist off cap and remove quality seal. Do not use if seal is broken. Pour onto a wet washcloth or hand and apply to body or pour directly into bath water. Lather and rinse. For best results, use AVEENO Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream after bath.

Warnings from packaging:

Safety Tip: Keep this product out of reach of children.

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