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COSMEDIX Peptide-Rich Defense Moisturizer With Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the COSMEDIX Peptide-Rich Defense Moisturizer With Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 product label collected on June 18, 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 COSMEDIX Peptide-Rich Defense Moisturizer With Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 is 4.

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Data last updated: June 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
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (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)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

• 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)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Fair

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

None

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

Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER)
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OLEOSOMES

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Fair

None

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

None

None

Limited
MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA (MORINGA OLEIFERA) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA SEED EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Limited
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA (PUNARNAVA)
Appeared as: BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5.0%, Oxybenzone 5.0%, Inactive Ingredients: AQUA, PROPANEDIOL, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OLEOSOMES, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, GLYCERIN, CETEARYL OLIVATE, SORBITAN OLIVATE, SILICA, TREHALOSE, TRIMETHOXYBENZYLIDENE PENTANEDIONE, SQUALANE, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA SEED EXTRACT, ALLANTOIN, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL, GLUCOSAMINE HCL, SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, POLYSORBATE 60, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, POLYSORBATE 20, UREA, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED EXTRACT, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DIMETHYL ISOSORBIDE, LIMONENE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, CARBOMER, BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA ROOT EXTRACT, ALGAE EXTRACT

Directions from packaging:

Apply daily to face, neck, décolletage and hands. Apply 15 minutes prior to exposure to the sun. Reapply at least every 2 hours especially if swimming or sweating.

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