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Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense UV Fluid, SPF 45

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense UV Fluid, SPF 45 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 Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense UV Fluid, SPF 45 is 3.

Data last updated: June 2019

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
  • 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
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
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

• 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)

None

• 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)

Fair

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

None

• 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

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATERAQUAEAU

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited

None
DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE
Appeared as: DIPENTAERYTHRITYL TRI-POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Fair
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACTEXTRAIT D'ORGE

Limited

None

Fair

None
OPUNTIA TUNA (PRICKLY PEAR) EXTRACT
Appeared as: OPUNTIA TUNA EXTRACT

None
LILIUM TIGRINUM (LILIUM LANCIFOLIUM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LILIUM TIGRINUM EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

Limited

None

None

None

None

None

• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and FREE AMINES)

Limited

Limited

None

None

Limited

Limited

Limited
EUK-134
Appeared as: ETHYLBISIMINOMETHYLGUAIACOL MANGANESE CHLORIDE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Limited

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

None
D&C RED 28 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410)

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

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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:

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6.3%, Zinc Oxide 4.0%, Inactive Ingredients: WaterAquaEau, Dimethicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Methyl Trimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Butylene Glycol, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hydroxyapatite, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Sodium Hyaluronate, Opuntia Tuna Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Caffeine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ergothioneine, Squalane, Glycerin, Dimethicone Silylate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Pvp Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Caprylyl Glycol, Isostearic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dipropylene Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride, Cyclodextrin, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylene Carbonate, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090)

Directions from packaging:

Shake well. Apply AM as a last step in your skincare regimen. Creates an ideal base for makeup.

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