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Physicians Formula Broad Spectrum, SPF 20 BB Cream Sunscreen, Light 6429

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Broad Spectrum, SPF 20 BB Cream Sunscreen, Light 6429 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 Broad Spectrum, SPF 20 BB Cream Sunscreen, Light 6429 is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

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

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT WATER* (ORANGE)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMODSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL* (JOJOBA)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Good

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

None

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA WATER* (COCONUT)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL* (COCONUT)

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
Appeared as: COPERNICIA CERIFERA WAX* (CARNAUBA)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF EXTRACT* (OLIVE)

Fair

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER*, SIMMODSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, DODECANE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, GLYCERIN+, POLYGLYCERYL-4 DIISOSTEARATE/ POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE/ SEBACATE, LECITHIN*, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER*, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, BEESWAX*, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL*, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT, SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, GLYCERIN, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT*, XANTHAN GUM, SILICA, TOCOPHEROL, WATER, LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, LEUCONOSTOC FERMENT FILTRATE, FRAGRANCE, MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES.

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