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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

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Physicians Formula Refreshmint Cucumber & Bamboo Eye De Puffer

Physicians Formula Refreshmint Cucumber & Bamboo Eye De Puffer

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Around Eye Cream

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Physicians Formula

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 06
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: BLUE 1 (CI 42090)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • 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))
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Ingredient score: 06
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • 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))
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, deodorant, masking, refreshing, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, surfactant - foam booster, surfactant - hydrotrope, emollient, foam boosting, hair conditioning, humectant, hydrotrope, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-12 DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CHLORPHENESIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic biocide, antimicrobial, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
BENZOIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, preservative, bulking, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, cleansing, emulsifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ADIPIC ACID/ NEOPENTYL GLYCOL CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA WATER (WITCH HAZEL)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) drug astringent - skin protectant drugs, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
NIACINAMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHAROMYCES/ CEREVISIAE EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CAFFEINE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES (BAMBOO) EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
SEA WATER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHONE GLYCERIN ACETAL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, refreshing
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHOXYPROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking, refreshing
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Ingredient score: 01
VP/ VA COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, film forming, hair fixing
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Ingredient score: 01
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
ALLANTOIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protectant, skin conditioning, skin protecting, soothing
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Ingredient score: 01
DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
Appeared as: DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZINATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (GLACIER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
HEXYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, emulsifying, perfuming, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
AMODIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLUCONOLACTONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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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).

Product's animal testing policies

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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