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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2014

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eb5 Vitamin C Booster Serum (2014 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed eb5 Vitamin C Booster Serum (2014 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 eb5 Vitamin C Booster Serum (2014 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PHENOXYETHANOL
PHENOXETHANOL
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
PROPEYLENE GLYCOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINESIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER
GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
None Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
BETAINEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM
XANTHUM GUM
None Identified
Data: Fair
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
ETHLEHEXYLGLYCERIN
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PROPYLHEPTYL CAPRYLATE
PROPYLHEPTYL CARPYLATE
Use restrictions
Data: None
ISOHEXADECANEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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