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Now Solutions Natural Progesterone Balancing Skin Cream, Unscented

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Now Solutions Natural Progesterone Balancing Skin Cream, Unscented product label collected on December 22, 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 Now Solutions Natural Progesterone Balancing Skin Cream, Unscented is 4.

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Data last updated: December 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited
GLYCERYL ROSINATE
Appeared as: PHENOXYETHANOL & ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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

Limited

Fair
STEARIC ACID
Appeared as: STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE SOURCE)

Limited

Limited

Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: CETEARYL ALCOHOL & CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE

Fair

Limited

Robust
PROGESTERONE
Appeared as: NATURAL PROGESTERONE (USP GRADE)

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

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
ANGELICA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA POLYMORPHA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
SERENOA SERRULATA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SERENOA SERRULATA (SAW PALMETTO) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, GLYCERIN, STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE SOURCE), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL & CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, NATURAL PROGESTERONE (USP GRADE), PHENOXYETHANOL & ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, XANTHAN GUM, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PANTHENOL, RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A), DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E) (SOY-FREE), ANGELICA POLYMORPHA SINENSIS (DONG QUAI) ROOT EXTRACT, SERENOA SERRULATA (SAW PALMETTO) FRUIT EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, CYMBOPOGON FLEXUOSUS (LEMONGRASS) OIL.

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