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Arbonne RE9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring Cream, SPF 15

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Sunscreen Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Arbonne RE9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring Cream, SPF 15 product label collected on March 31, 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 Arbonne RE9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring Cream, SPF 15 is 7.

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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 MODERATE balance of UVA protection in relation to the SPF.
  • Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.
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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

None

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

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)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES OIL

Limited

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

Limited
OSMANTHUS FRAGRANS (SWEET OLIVE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: OSMANTHUS FRAGRANS FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
GANODERMA LUCIDUM (REISHI) STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: GANODERMA LUCIDUM (MUSHROOM) STEM EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

Limited
TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER)
Appeared as: TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT

None

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

None

None

None

None

None

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 4.45%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, glycerin, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, cetyl alcohol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetyl dimethicone, cetyl palmitate, dimethicone, behenyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, squalane, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, isononyl isononanoate, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, hydroxyethylcellulose, xanthan gum, caprylyl glycol, sodium lauroyl glutamate, stearic acid, polysorbate 60, sorbitan isostearate, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, hippophae rhamnoides oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, osmanthus fragrans flower extract, paeonia albiflora root extract, chondrus crispus extract, laminaria digitata extract, ganoderma lucidum (mushroom) stem extract, serenoa serrulata fruit extract, anthemis nobilis flower extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, trifolium pratense (clover) flower extract, undaria pinnatifida extract, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, pantolactone, acetyl tetrapeptide-2, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, micrococcus lysate, biosaccharide gum-1, disodium acetyl glucosamine phosphate, ethylhexylglycerin, citric acid, caprylhydroxamic acid, phytic acid, sodium citrate, aminomethyl propanediol, propanediol, triethoxycaprylylsilane, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol, glyoxal, sodium nitrate

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