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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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emerginC Vitamin C serum 20%

EWG scientists reviewed emerginC Vitamin C serum 20% 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 emerginC Vitamin C serum 20% is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCOLIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) SEED OIL
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LINOLENIC ACIDEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TRIDECETH-9Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM TOCOPHERYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) EXTRACT
PANAX GINSENG EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
DIACETYL BOLDINENone Identified
Data: None
TOUHI EKISU
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
GYNOSTEMMA PENTAPHYLLUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
AGARNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALGINIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
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