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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Boots Botanics Intensive Wrinkle Reduction Serum (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Boots Botanics Intensive Wrinkle Reduction 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 Boots Botanics Intensive Wrinkle Reduction Serum (2012 formulation) is 6.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A ACETATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PROPYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Fair
ISOBUTYLPARABENUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CYCLOHEXASILOXANEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
GALACTOARABINAN
ARABINOGALACTAN
None Identified
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
LUPINUS ALBUS (WHITE LUPIN) SEED EXTRACT
LUPINUS ALBUS SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
GINSENG (PANAX GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Fair
MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
MORUS ALBA (MULBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDENone Identified
Data: None
PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7None Identified
Data: None
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
HEXYL LAURATEUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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