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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
November 2015

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InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum (2015 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum (2015 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 InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum (2015 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPRIETARY INGREDIENTS
PLANT STEM CELLS
Miscellaneous
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
(ORGANIC)
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
FERULIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)None Identified
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
JAPANESE GREEN TEA LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSE HIPS SEED OIL
ROSEHIP SEED OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL
PINK GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE)None Identified
Data: Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)None Identified
Data: Limited
TARAXACUM OFFICINALE (DANDELION)None Identified
Data: Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL)
WILD GERANIUM
None Identified
Data: Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARGININE
(2S)-2-AMINO-5-GUANIDINOPENTANOIC ACID
None Identified
Data: Fair
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
VITAMIN C (SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE)
None Identified
Data: Fair
HYALURONIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
JOJOBA OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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