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Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Clarifying Face Cream

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Clarifying Face Cream product label collected on May 31, 2019 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 Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Clarifying Face Cream is 3.

Data last updated: May 2019

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

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

Limited

None

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

Fair

None

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES (SUNFLOWER)

None

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

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

None

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

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

None

Limited

None

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sorbitol, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract, Octyldodecanol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch, Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Pca, Zinc PCA, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Disodium EDTA, Hexylene Glycol, Polygonum Bistorta Root Extract, Alcohol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Pantolactone, Caprylyl Glycol, Fructose, Glycine, Inositol, Lactic Acid, Niacinamide, Urea, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid

Directions from packaging:

Use in the morning and/or evening. Apply gently to your face, neck and d collet as well as the delicate area around the eyes after cleansing.

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