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Pacifica Ultra CC Cream Radiant Foundation, SPF 17

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Pacifica Ultra CC Cream Radiant Foundation, SPF 17 product label collected on August 01, 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 Pacifica Ultra CC Cream Radiant Foundation, SPF 17 is 4.

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Data last updated: August 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
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES CI 77491

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

Limited

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

Fair

Limited

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: ZINC OXIDE 11.4%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER (AQUA), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, DIMETHICONE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, JOJOBA ESTERS, CETEARYL OLIVATE, SORBITAN OLIVATE, MICA, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, FRAGRANCE (ALL NATURAL), SODIUM HYALURONATE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER, WITHANIA SOMNIFERA ROOT EXTRACT, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT, LINALOOL, AMYL CINNAMAL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, AND CI 77499

Directions from packaging:

Apply to clean skin. Blend well in a circular motion.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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