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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2016

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Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation, SPF 50 (2016 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation, SPF 50 (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 Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation, SPF 50 (2016 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MALIC ACIDUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE PEG 10/ 15 CROSSPOLYMEROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-10 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ 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
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
ZINC OXIDEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PEG-32Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALUMINAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
CYCLOHEXASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESPersistence and bioaccumulation, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ETHYL MACADAMIATENone Identified
Data: None
SMITHSONITE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
MALACHITE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ALPHA-ARBUTINNone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE/POLYGLYCERIN-3 CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
RHODOCHROSITE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITENone Identified
Data: Limited
CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATENone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE COPOLYMERPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: None
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
HEXYL LAURATEUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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