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Limited
Data last updated:
August 2007

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philosophy when hope is not enough, facial firming serum (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed philosophy when hope is not enough, facial firming serum (2012 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 philosophy when hope is not enough, facial firming serum (2012 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATEEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), 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
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
LARREA DIVARICATA (CREOSOTE BUSH) EXTRACT
LARREA DIVARICATA EXTRACT (CHAPPAREL)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-3 (MATRIXYL)None Identified
Data: None
METHYLBROMO GLUTARONITRILENone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM ASCORBYL TOCOPHERYL PHOSPHATEContamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: None
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUTATHIONENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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