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La Prairie Switzerland Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream, Nude, SPF 30 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Prairie Switzerland Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream, Nude, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) product label collected on April 10, 2017 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 La Prairie Switzerland Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream, Nude, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: April 2017

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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
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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)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
EVERNIA FURFURACEA (OAKMOSS LICHEN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EVERNIA FURFURACEA (TREEMOSS) EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

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 (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

None
PEG-15/ LAURYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
Appeared as: PEG-15/LAURYL POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER

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

Good

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

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

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

None

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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)

Good

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Fair
MICA
Appeared as: MICA (CI 77019)

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (NANO)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 77492)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT

Limited
SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA (SAXIFRAGA STOLONIFERA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SAXIFRAGA OPPOSITIFOLIA EXTRACT

None

Limited
SEAWEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLAMYDOMONAS EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) SEED EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Limited

Fair

None

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

None

Limited

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITAINIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: octinoxate 7.5%, zinc oxide 7.4%, Inactive Ingredients: water (aqua), isododecane, dimethicone, glycerin, propylene glycol, polymethylsilsesquioxane, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, peg-15/lauryl polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone crosspolymer, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, glycoproteins, panax ginseng root extract, equisetum arvense extract, saxifraga oppositifolia extract, soldanella alpina extract, chlamydomonas extract, bellis perennis (daisy) flower extract, lens esculenta (lentil) seed extract, sodium hyaluronate, panthenol, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol, lecithin, lactobacillus ferment, saccharomyces cerevisiae extract, xanthan gum, tin oxide, disteardimonium hectorite, propylene carbonate, methicone, dipropylene glycol, isomalt, citric acid, lactic acid, maltodextrin, triethoxycaprylylsilane, alumina, dimethicone crosspolymer, magnesium sulfate, sodium citrate, polyhydroxystearic acid, bht, fragrance (parfum), alpha-isomethyl ionone, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, butylphenyl methylpropional, citronellol, eugenol, evernia furfuracea (treemoss) extract, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, linalool, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, potassium sorbate, May Contain: mica (ci 77019), titainium dioxide (ci 77891), titanium dioxide (nano), iron oxides (ci 77492), iron oxides 77491, iron oxides 77499

Directions from packaging:

Apply Daily After Cleansing and Toning Smooth over face and throat Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor Reapply at least every 2 hours Use a water resistance sunscreen if swimming or sweating Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer 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 the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only

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