CVS Scar Cream with SPF 30

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Company Score

Overall Company Score
5.0
Environment
5.9
Society
5.8

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CVS Scar Cream with SPF 30

GoodGuide Overall Score

3.9
out of 10
Product Rating
Poor!

Behind the Ratings

Health

This product contains ingredients that raise a high level of health concern.
0
  • Human Health Impacts
    Human Health Impacts
    This component of GoodGuide’s rating system evaluates the potential impacts of a product on human health. It incorporates a screening-level hazard assessment or nutritional evaluation, as well as other relevant indicators, like the regulatory status of ingredients. If ingredients pose potential health risks or have limited nutritional value, a product's score is lowered. If a product lacks the data needed to conduct a health evaluation, its score is also lowered to provide an incentive for manufacturers to disclose better information.
    Rating: 0 out of 10
    0
    • Data Adequacy, Ingredient Disclosure
      Data Adequacy, Ingredient Disclosure
      Characterizing potential human health impacts requires complete information about the specific ingredients in a product. However, there is no current regulatory requirement that companies disclose full ingredients lists for household chemical products (in contrast with personal care products, where disclosure is required). To create an incentive for disclosure, GoodGuide caps a product’s score if it lacks complete ingredient data or lists generic names that do not support chemical-specific evaluations.
      Rating: 10 out of 10
      10
      • Amount of Ingredient Detail
        Amount of Ingredient Detail
        Tells what is the amount of ingredient information available to rate this product.
        Rating: 10 out of 10
        10
    • Other Negative Aspects
      Other Negative Aspects
      Human health impact scores are adjusted lower if a product includes ingredients that are considered "bad actors," such as chemicals that have been banned by regulatory agencies or targeted for phase out, or if its production process utilizes hazardous chemicals or introduces contaminants to the product.
      Rating: 0 out of 10
      0
      • This product contains no ingredients with regulatory concerns.
    • Level of Health Concern of Ingredients
      Level of Health Concern of Ingredients
      To assign a health hazard score to a product, GoodGuide counts the number of its ingredients that are categorized as low, medium or high concern. Ingredients are placed into these categories based on their number of recognized and suspected health effects, their relative toxic potency, whether they are frequently detected in humans, and whether the basic toxicity testing needed to assess chemical safety has been conducted.
      Rating: 0 out of 10
      0

Environment

This company's environmental policies, practices and performance place it among the best 50% of companies rated by GoodGuide.
5.9
  • Core Company Environmental Performance
    Core Company Environmental Performance
    Summary evaluation of a company's overall environmental performance, considering its management policies and practices; resource use; environmental impacts; and degree of environmental transparency.
    Rating: 5.9 out of 10
    5.9
    • Resource Use
      Resource Use
      Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices related to resouce use, considering energy, water and materials.
      Rating: 6.8 out of 10
      6.8
    • Transparency
      Transparency
      Summary evaluation of the amount of data a company makes public for assessing its environmental practices and performance.
      GoodGuide, Transparency
      Rating: 6.5 out of 10
      6.5
    • Environmental Impacts
      Environmental Impacts
      Summary evaluation of a company's environmental impacts, considering its policies and practices relating to air and water emissions, waste management and biodiversity.
      Rating: 5.4 out of 10
      5.4
    • Environmental Management
      Environmental Management
      Evaluation of a company's environmental management, considering how it is governed and whether it exhibits any leading edge practices or is involved in any controversies or compliance issues.
      Rating: 5.0 out of 10
      5.0

Ingredients

Concern level:
high
medium
low
safe use exception
controversial
  • Homosalate
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Water
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Polyester 7
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Sorbitan Isostearate
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Sorbitol
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Capryl Glycol
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Benzyl Alcohol
    safe use exception

    This ingredient is suspected of causing immunotoxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

    This ingredient is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

    Indicates whether an ingredient in this product may cause contact-allergy reactions in fragrance-sensitive consumers (European Union)

    This ingredient is subject to restrictions on use in fragrances under standards issued by the International Fragrance Association

  • POLYGLYCERYL-3 Distearate
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Stearic Acid
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Aloe Vera Gel
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Carbomer
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Chamomilla Recutita (matricaria) Flower Extract
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Vitamin E
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Lecithin
    low health concern

    This ingredient is suspected of causing asthma, according to the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics.

  • Phenoxyethanol
    medium health concern

    This ingredient is suspected of causing developmental toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

    This ingredient is suspected of causing reproductive toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

    This ingredient is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

    This ingredient has been <b>restricted for use in cosmetics</b> in Japan.

  • Glyceryl Caprylate
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Tripeptide 10 Citrulline
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Acetyl TRIPEPTIDE-30 Citrulline
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Dimethicone
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Barium Sulfate
    high health concern

    This ingredient is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

    Indicates the relative potency of an ingredient in this product, based on EPA's Toxicity Weight for inhalation exposures. Chemicals with higher potency are capable of causing toxic effects at lower doses.

    This ingredient is not very potent via ingestion and capable of causing adverse effects at higher doses.

  • Jojoba Oil
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Allantoin
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Lepidium Sativum Extract
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • VP / Eicosene Copolymer
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Disodium EDTA
    low health concern

    This ingredient is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

  • Octocrylene
    safe use exception

    This ingredient has been <b>restricted for use in cosmetics</b> in Japan.

  • Octyl Salicylate
    safe use exception

    This ingredient has been <b>restricted for use in cosmetics</b> in Japan.

  • Onion Extract
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Glycerin
    It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects.
  • Avobenzone
    safe use exception

    This ingredient is suspected of causing contact or photocontact sensitivity, according to the medical literature (Article by S Schauder and H Ippen in Contact Dermatitis)

  • Oxybenzone
    high health concern

    Indicates whether an ingredient in this product is being prioritized for replacement by safer alternatives. It is on the International Chemical Secretariat's "Substitute It Now" list, which contains chemicals that meet the criteria used to identify Substances of Very High Concern in the European Union's REACH program.

    This ingredient (or its metabolites) is frequently detected in human blood or urine, indicating significant U.S. population exposure.

    This ingredient is suspected of causing contact or photocontact sensitivity, according to the medical literature (Article by S Schauder and H Ippen in Contact Dermatitis)

    More than half of the toxicity tests required to assess chemical safety have not been conducted for this ingredient.

    This ingredient has been <b>restricted for use in cosmetics</b> in Japan.

  • Triethanolamine
    medium health concern

    This ingredient is suspected of causing immunotoxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

    This ingredient is suspected of causing respiratory toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

    This ingredient is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

    This ingredient is suspected of causing asthma, according to the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics.

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