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Product score: 05

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Physicians Formula Natural Defense Triple Defense Multicolor Sunscreen Stick, 1711366 Natural Rose, SPF 20

Physicians Formula Natural Defense Triple Defense Multicolor Sunscreen Stick, 1711366 Natural Rose, SPF 20

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Lipstick

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Physicians Formula

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    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: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE/PARFUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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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: 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
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
BHT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Data Availability: Good
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
ZINC OXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE > 100NM)
Appeared as: ZINC OXIDE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • 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)
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Ingredient score: 02
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, bulking
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES (CI 7491
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 77499
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CI 77499
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
MICA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIETHYLHEXANOIN
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, antistatic, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, refatting, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYETHYLENE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, adhesive, binder, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, film former, oral careagent, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antimicrobial, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ORYZA SATIVA BRAN PROTEIN
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE
Appeared as: POLYMETHYL METACRYLATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) film former, film forming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/ CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
VP/ HEXADECENE COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, hair fixative, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosity increasingagent - nonaqueous, binding, film forming, hair fixing, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, bulking agent, slip modifier, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, anticaking, antifoaming, emollient, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HDI/ TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, anticaking
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS/ ALEURITES FORDI OIL COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film former, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
CASTOR OIL PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, emulsion stabilizer, anticaking, emulsion stabilising
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, binding
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Ingredient score: 01
METHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, surface modifier, antistatic, emollient, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CI 75300
Appeared as: CURCUMIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
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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
PLANKTON EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CI 75470
Appeared as: CARMINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, fragrance ingredient
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Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: TITANIUM DIOXIDE 11.0%, ZINC OXIDE 1.9%; Inactive Ingredients: TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIMETHICONE, POLYETHYLENE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN PROTEIN, POLYMETHYL METACRYLATE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/ CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, FRAGRANCE/PARFUM, BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS/ALEURITES FORDI OIL COPOLYMER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CASTOR OIL PHOSPHATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, METHICONE, CURCUMIN, CITRIC ACID, BHT, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, WATER, LECITHIN, PLANKTON EXTRACT. MAY CONTAIN: CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDES (CI 7491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MICA.

Directions from packaging:

Apply all-over color stick onto cheeks, eyes, and lips.

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."

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Understanding scores

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