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Physicians Formula Physicians Strength Concealer, Fair Light 2723 (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Physicians Strength Concealer, Fair Light 2723 (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 Physicians Formula Physicians Strength Concealer, Fair Light 2723 (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

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)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair
RETINYL ACETATE (VITMIN A ACETATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Cancer (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• 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)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: , IRON OXIDES

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

Limited
CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN
Appeared as: CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289)

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

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

None

Limited

Robust

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

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX (CARNAUBA)

Fair

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited

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

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

None

Limited

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: MAY CONTAIN (/-)

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyglyceryl 4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cetyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Carnauba), Dimethicone, Laureth 12, Magnesium Sulfate, Microcrystalline Wax, Panthenol, PEG 30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polysilicone 11, Propylene Carbonate, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Silica, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Trideceth 9 PG Amodimethicone, Trideceth 12, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, May Contain (+/-):, Iron Oxides, Talc, Ultramarines, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289)

Directions from packaging:

Gently squeeze tube to dispense concealer. Apply a small dot of concealer directly to imperfection and gently blend with makeup applicator or clean fingertip. Build coverage by adding more where needed. Powder lightly for lasting coverage. Can be used alone or under makeup.

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