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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
April 2013

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Zia Natural Ultimate 'C' Serum (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Zia Natural Ultimate 'C' Serum (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 Zia Natural Ultimate 'C' Serum (old formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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
LECITHINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
BETA CAROTENEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYACRYLATE-13Use restrictions
Data: None
SACCHARIDE ISOMERATENone Identified
Data: None
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBANone Identified
Data: Fair
MIMOSA TENUIFLORA (MIMOSA) BARK EXTRACT
MIMOSA TENUIFLORA BARK EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
POLLEN EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER
ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER
None Identified
Data: Limited
SILYBUM MARIANUM (LADY'S THISTLE) EXTRACT
SILYBUM MARIANUM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASENone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
POLYISOBUTENEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENANOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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