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Physicians Formula Super CC+ Powder, Light, SPF 30

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Super CC+ Powder, Light, SPF 30 product label collected on July 03, 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 Physicians Formula Super CC+ Powder, Light, SPF 30 is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

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)
  • 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
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 LAKE

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Limited

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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

None

Limited
LAUROYL LYSINE
Appeared as: LAUORYL LYSINE

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Limited

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

None

Fair

Limited
PERILLA OCYMOIDES (BEEFSTEAK PLANT) OIL
Appeared as: PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED OIL

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

Fair
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE

Good

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

MICA, BORON NITRIDE, ZINC STEARATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, LAUORYL LYSINE, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, HYDROXYCAPRIC ACID, HYDROXYCAPRYLIC ACID, HYDROXYCINNAMIC ACID, LYSOLECITHIN, PEG-4, PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED OIL, RETINYL PALMITATE, SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT, SILICA, TEPRENONE, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TIN OXIDE. MAY CONTAIN: CARMINE, CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS, IRON OXIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, YELLOW 5 LAKE.

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