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Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady BB Stick, Bronze Trio, SPF 30 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady BB Stick, Bronze Trio, 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 #InstaReady BB Stick, Bronze Trio, SPF 30 (2017 formulation) is 2.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• 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)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• 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)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

None

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

None

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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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:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 5.76%, Zinc Oxide 2.96%, Inactive Ingredients: Triethylhexanoin, Polyethylene, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Mica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bht, Boron Nitride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Castor Oil Phosphate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

Directions from packaging:

Contour Like A Pro! Glide contour trio stick from apple of cheek to temple with highlighter facing up. Blend upward with fingertip. Use highlighter shade alone on cheekbone, brow bone & bridge of nose to illuminate and accentuate features. Use contour shade on jawline, hairline & side of nose for added definition & slimming effect.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.Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease risk, regularly use sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: Limit time in the sun especially from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses. Children under 6 months: ask a doctor.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product: 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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