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Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Dark Circle Corrector + Concealer, Medium + Yellow (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Dark Circle Corrector + Concealer, Medium + Yellow (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 Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Dark Circle Corrector + Concealer, Medium + Yellow (2016 formulation) is 5.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • 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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

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

Good

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

Limited

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

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

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: , IRON OXIDES

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3

Limited

None

Limited

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

None
FRAXINUS EXCELSIOR LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: FRAXINUS EXCELSIOR BARK EXTRACT

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

Fair

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

Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT

Limited

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

Fair

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

Robust

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Beeswax, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceramide 3, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fraxinus Excelsior Bark Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Lecithin, Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Sulfate, Microcrystalline Wax, Niacinamide, Nylon 12, Olive Glycerides, PEG 30, Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polyamide 5, Polyglyceryl 4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Potassium Citrate, Propylene Carbonate, Retinyl Palmitate, Silanetriol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain:, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Chromium Oxide Greens, Mica, Talc, Ultramarines

Directions from packaging:

Gently roll Yellow under eyes to correct dark circles or on any bluish imperfection. Finish by blending with fingertip. Then, cover Yellow with Light or use Light alone on any imperfection and blend as needed. Follow with foundation.

Warnings from packaging:

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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