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erborian BB Creme, Nude, SPF 20 (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the erborian BB Creme, Nude, SPF 20 (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 erborian BB Creme, Nude, SPF 20 (2017 formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: April 2017

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • 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
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
OCTINOXATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL METHOXICYNNAMATE /OCTINOXATE

• 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)

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)

Limited

• 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)

Fair

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

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
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE-

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: CI 77492/IRON OXIDES

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT-

Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited
PORTULACA OLERACEA (GREEN PURSLANE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

None

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Fair

Limited

None

None

None

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: ethylhexyl methoxicynnamate /octinoxate 3%, titanium dioxide 6.28%, zinc oxide 1.92%, Inactive Ingredients: aqua/water, cyclomethicone- glycerin hexyl laurate, dipropylene glycol, peg-10 dimethicone- talc, dimethicone- isoeicosane-disteardimonium hectorite, betaine -centella asiatica extract- polygonum cuspidatum root extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, portulaca oleracea extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, ethylhexylglycerin, tocopheryl acetate, magnesium sulfate, silica, glycosyl trehalose, aluminum hydroxide, palmitic acid, stearic acid, butylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, acrylates/dimethicone copolymer, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer -methicone, ci 77492/iron oxides, ci 77499/iron oxides, ci 77491/iron oxides

Directions from packaging:

For sunscreen use: -Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure -Reapply at least every 2 hours -Use a water resistant 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-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses -Children under 6 months of age: 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 a doctor If rash occurs. keep out of reach of children If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away

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