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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2010

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Avalon Organics VITAMIN C SKIN CARE: RENEWAL FACIAL CREAM (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avalon Organics VITAMIN C SKIN CARE: RENEWAL FACIAL CREAM (old 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 Avalon Organics VITAMIN C SKIN CARE: RENEWAL FACIAL CREAM (old formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHEROL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL LAURATEEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
ORANGE (SWEET) OIL
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
OCTYL PALMITATE
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
(ORGANIC)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
LEMON BIOFLAVANOIDS
LEMON BIOFLAVONOIDS
None Identified
Data: None
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) OIL
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX SEED) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
MELATONINNone Identified
Data: Fair
OLIVE SQUALANENone Identified
Data: None
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) HIPS OIL
ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
TROMETHAMINE STEARATENone Identified
Data: None
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASENone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA BUTTER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
WATER
AQUA
Innocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer