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Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Moisturizer, SPF 15

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Moisturizer, SPF 15 product label collected on March 30, 2020 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 Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Moisturizer, SPF 15 is 3.

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Data last updated: March 2020

EWG's Sunscreen Findings

  • Based on our modeling this product provides MODERATE UVA protection and a GOOD balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • The FDA does not have enough health & safety data to classify all of the active ingredients as safe & effective.
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Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

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)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
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)

Fair
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: RED 4 (CI 14700)

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• 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

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

Fair

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

None

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Robust

Fair
WHEY PROTEIN
Appeared as: WHEY PROTEIN/LACTIS PROTEIN/PROTEINE DU PETIT-LAIT

Fair

None

None
KOU-CHA EKISU
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST PAUL'S WORT) EXTRACT

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

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

None

Limited

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

Fair

Fair

None

None

None

Limited

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

Fair

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:

Active Ingredients: Octisalate 5.0%, Avobenzone 3.0%; Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polyester-8, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Behenyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Myristyl Myristate, Cetyl Esters, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Polyethylene, Nylon-12, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Steareth-21, Dimethicone, Sucrose, Whey Protein/Lactis Protein/Proteine Du Petit-Lait, Acetyl Glucosamine, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Phenoxyethanol, Myristyl Laurate, Trisiloxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Caffeine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Benzoate, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St Paul'S Wort) Extract, Myristyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Edta, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Hexylene Glycol, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Centaurium Erythraea (Centaury) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Algae Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Citrate, Lecithin, Plankton Extract, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Tamarindus Indica Seed Extract, Red 4 (Ci 14700), Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Ergothioneine, Biotin

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