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Differin Restorative Night Moisturizer

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Differin Restorative Night Moisturizer product label collected on July 22, 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 Differin Restorative Night Moisturizer is 3.

Data last updated: July 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None
DISODIUM ETHLENE DICOCAMIDE PEG 15 DISULFATE
Appeared as: DISODIUM ETHYLENE DICOCAMIDE PEG-15 DISULFATE

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

Fair
BHT

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Fair

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERIN, PROPANEDIOL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SORBITOL, DIMETHICONE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CETYL ALCOHOL, CETEARETH-20, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, DISODIUM ETHYLENE DICOCAMIDE PEG-15 DISULFATE, NIACINAMIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CAFFEINE, ALLANTOIN, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, PANTHENOL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, DISODIUM EDTA, XANTHAN GUM, BHT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CERAMIDE NP, CITRIC ACID

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