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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2014

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Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Eye Cream (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Eye 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 Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Eye Cream (old formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL (NATURAL GRAIN)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH FERMENT FILTRATE
None Identified
Data: None
WHITE TEA EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT (WHITE TEA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLYGONUM FAGOPYRUM SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT (SEED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM PHYTATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM LEVULINATENone Identified
Data: Limited
PHYTIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHYL LACTATENone Identified
Data: None
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
COCO-GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DECYL OLEATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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