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Physicians Formula Refreshmint Cucumber & Bamboo Eye De Puffer

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Physicians Formula Refreshmint Cucumber & Bamboo Eye De Puffer product label collected on October 29, 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 Refreshmint Cucumber & Bamboo Eye De Puffer is 4.

Data last updated: October 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

None

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA WATER (WITCH HAZEL)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None
PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES (BAMBOO) EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

None

Limited

Limited
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT

Fair

Limited
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
Appeared as: DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZINATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (GLACIER)

Fair

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

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Fair

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:

WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM STEARATE, BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL CROSSPOLYMER, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER, GLYCERIN, NIACINAMIDE, SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE EXTRACT, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, CAFFEINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES (BAMBOO) EXTRACT, SEA WATER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, MENTHONE GLYCERIN ACETAL, MENTHOXYPROPANEDIOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, VP/VA COPOLYMER, CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT, ALLANTOIN, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZINATE, WATER (GLACIER), HEXYLENE GLYCOL, AMODIMETHICONE, HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE, DISODIUM EDTA, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CHLORPHENESIN, GLUCONOLACTONE, BENZOIC ACID, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, BLUE 1 (CI 42090), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140).

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