EWG scientists reviewed Synergie Skin Reveal AHA/BHA Exfoliating Complex (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 Synergie Skin Reveal AHA/BHA Exfoliating Complex (old formulation) is 2.
|MALIC ACID||Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|LACTIC ACID||Use restrictions, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|SALICYLIC ACID||Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|SODIUM HYDROXIDE||Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
|ETHANOL||Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT||None Identified|
|SODIUM PYRROLIDONE CARBOXOLATE||None Identified|
|AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM (HORSE CHESTNUT) EXTRACT||None Identified|
|PELARGONIUM CAPITATUM LEAF EXTRACT||None Identified|
|ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT|
ARCTOSTAYPHLOS UVA URSI (BEARBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
|CARBOXYLIC ACID||None Identified|
|ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL|
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
|Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps|
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