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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2015

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Paula's Choice Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense, SPF 30 (2015 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Paula's Choice Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense, SPF 30 (2015 formulation) 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 Paula's Choice Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense, SPF 30 (2015 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-12 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-80Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer, Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATEAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
RESVERATROLNone Identified
Data: Fair
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS (ALGAE) EXTRACT
HAEMSTOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED CORN STARCHNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ADENOSINENone Identified
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
TRIHYDROXYSTEARINNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
QUERCETINNone Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICA
HYDROLYZED SILICA
Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
LAUROYL LYSINEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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