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Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Stick, Light, SPF 30 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Stick, Light, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) product label collected on April 14, 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 Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Stick, Light, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) is 2.

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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • 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
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

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

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

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

• 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)

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)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
PERILLA OCYMOIDES (BEEFSTEAK PLANT) OIL
Appeared as: PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED OIL

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

None

Limited

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Fair

Limited

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 5.76%, Zinc Oxide 2.96%, Inactive Ingredients: Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isocetyl Stearate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Mica, Microcrystalline Wax, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Beeswax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Bht, Castor Oil Phosphate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Lysolecithin, Methicone, Ozokerite, Palmitic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Silica, Stearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

Directions from packaging:

Apply the stick directly onto face starting at the center and blending outward. Blend using fingertips. Layer for additional coverage. Use alone or under makeup. For best results, use with Super BB makeup.Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply immediately after towel drying at least every 2 hours

Warnings from packaging:

For External use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. Keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask doctor if rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

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