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Paula's Choice

Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
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Ingredients Used by Paula's Choice

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)2 productsUse restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
OXYBENZONE5 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)10 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
PEG-10 PHYTOSTEROL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
OCTINOXATE3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOL2 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
UNSPECIFIED EMOLLIENTS3 productsMiscellaneous
Data: None
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)5 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
HOMOSALATE6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL)
Data: Fair
POLYACRYLAMIDE1 productsUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE6 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOL14 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL STEARATE/ PEG-100 STEARATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-20 CETEARYL ALCOHOL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-5 GLYCERYL STEARATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-10 GLYCERYL STEARATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-10 DIMETHICONE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-12 DIMETHICONE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-81 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
OLETH-2 POLYSORBATE 203 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-202 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-802 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
PEG-100 STEARATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
STEARETH-22 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LECITHIN1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
POTASSIUM SORBATE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACID2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE4 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE7 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-212 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CETEARETH-201 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE4 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)
Data: Fair
OCTOCRYLENE7 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATE2 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL6 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYACRYAMIDE/ ISOPARRAFIN/ LAURETH-71 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
ALUMINA4 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
ALUMINUM STEARATE3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Data gaps
Data: Limited
EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONE1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDES1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS5 productsNone Identified
Data: Good
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT5 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER1 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: Limited
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)
Data: None
CHLORPHENESIN5 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN8 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
BENTONITE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
HYDROGENATED LECITHIN4 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE8 productsUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER5 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ADENOSINE CYCLIC PHOSPHATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ARBUTIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) BRAN EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL METHICONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CERAMIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DEHYDRO XANTHAN GUM2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIETHYLHEXYL CARBONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ETHYL PANTHENOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS (ALGAE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HEXACAPRYLATE/ HEXACAPRATE SODIUM HYALURONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ISOPARAFFINIC SOLVENT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PHOSPHOLIPIDS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHYTOSTEROLS1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PICEA ABIES (NORWAY SPRUCE) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PICEA EXCELSA (NORWAY SPRUCE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PLANT PHOSPHOLIPIDS2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PORTULACA OLERACEA (GREEN PURSLANE) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
RESVERATROL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FRUIT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SCLEROTIUM GUM1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CARBOMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM SILICA2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
UBIQUINONE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
VEGETABLE GLYCERYL STEARATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOIN CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ATRACTYLOIDES MACROCEPHALA ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BUTYLENE GLYCOL MONTANATE6 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIETHYLHEXYL SYRINGYLIDENEMALONATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MAHONIA AQUIFOLIUM ROOT EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-11 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PEUCEDANUM GRAVEOLENS (DILL) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SILANETRIOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TETRAPEPTIDE-11 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYSILYLETHYL POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL HEXYL DIMETHICONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-71 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MILK CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
AUREOBASIDIUM PULLULANS/RICE BRAN FERMENT1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MALTOOLIGOSYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA (PUNARNAVA)2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ANTIOXIDANT TSP1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE 122 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL DIMETHICONE2 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
METHICONE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OZOKERITE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE2 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALGAE EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOIN GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE5 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
KAOLIN1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID4 productsNone Identified
Data: None
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMER4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SARCOSINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM GLUCONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ADENOSINE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
COFFEE EKISU1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
4-t-BUTYLCYCLOHEXANOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
ALLANTOIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BEESWAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
HYALURONIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN STEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
QUERCETIN1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOL4 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA9 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN8 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TRIBEHENIN1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOL2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROL9 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICA1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
LAUROYL LYSINE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYGLYCERYL-6 ISOSTEARATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER5 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ISOHEXADECANE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COLLOIDAL OATMEAL2 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER14 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

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