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Data last updated:
October 2012

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emerginC multi-vitamin & retinol serum

EWG scientists reviewed emerginC multi-vitamin & retinol serum 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 multi-vitamin & retinol serum is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS
CHROMIUM OXIDE GREEN (CI 77288)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
PHYTONADIONEUse restrictions
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CI 77491Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (BALM MINT) LEAF EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LINOLENIC ACIDEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ETHOXYDIGLYCOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA OLIFERA (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM TOCOPHERYL PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: None
MIMOSA TENUIFLORA (MIMOSA) BARK EXTRACT
MIMOSA TENUIFLORA BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) FRUIT EXTRACT
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS (SWEET ALMOND) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) FRUIT EXTRACT
FOENICULUL VULGARE (FENNEL) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATENone Identified
Data: Limited
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALCIUM PANTOTHENATENone Identified
Data: Limited
AGARNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALGINIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
BIOTINNone Identified
Data: Fair
ARACHIDONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
ALLANTOINNone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
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