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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2016

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Jergens BB Hand Perfecting Hand Cream, SPF 20 (2016 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Jergens BB Hand Perfecting Hand Cream, SPF 20 (2016 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 Jergens BB Hand Perfecting Hand Cream, SPF 20 (2016 formulation) is 8.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEMiscellaneous, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-12 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
LAURETH-3Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) JUICE
CITRUS GRANDIS JUICE
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 33Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED POLYDECENEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: None
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)
Data: None
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE)
Data: Limited
DIETHYLHEXYL 2,6-NAPHTHALATENone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
PEARL POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT JUICE
ANANAS SATIVUS FRUIT JUICE
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) JUICE
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM JUICE
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
TAPIOCA STARCHNone Identified
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
BETAINEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
ARGININENone Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL DILAURATEUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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