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Clinique Hydration Moisture Surge Moisturizer

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Clinique Hydration Moisture Surge Moisturizer product label collected on July 13, 2021 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 Hydration Moisture Surge Moisturizer is 4.

Data last updated: July 2021

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)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • 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)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• 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)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
BETULA PUBESCENS (WHITE BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATERAQUAEAU

Limited

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

Fair

Robust

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)

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

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

None

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

None

Fair

Limited

None

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

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

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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:

WATERAQUAEAU, DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, TRISILOXANE, TREHALOSE, SUCROSE, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, HYDROXYETHYL UREA, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, SILYBUM MARIANUM (LADY'S THISTLE) EXTRACT, BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES LYSATE EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF WATER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENT, CAFFEINE, SORBITOL, PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-12, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, OLETH-10, SODIUM POLYASPARTATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF POLYSACCHARIDES, LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT LYSATE, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE, TROMETHAMINE, PEG-8, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, CITRIC ACID, BHT, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, RED 4 (CI 14700), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

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