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Data last updated:
May 2018

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Ao Skincare #4 Restore Serum (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Ao Skincare #4 Restore 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 Ao Skincare #4 Restore Serum (old formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FERULIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
ARTEMISIA VULGARIS (MUGWORT) EXTRACT
ARTEMISIA VULGARIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACTMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
NARCISSUS TAZETTA (CREAM NARCISSUS) BULB EXTRACT
NARCISSUS TAZETTA BULB EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL OCTAPEPTIDE-3None Identified
Data: None
TRIPEPTIDE-1None Identified
Data: Limited
SH-OLIGOPEPTIDE-4
SH-OLIGOPEPTIDE-1
None Identified
Data: None
PHENYL T-BUTYLNITRONE (SPIN TRAP)None Identified
Data: None
CRITHMUM MARITIMUM (SEA FENNEL) EXTRACT
CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-37None Identified
Data: None
GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANSNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
HONEY EXTRACT
MEL (MANUKA HONEY)
None Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ETHOXYDIGLYCOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACIDOccupational hazards
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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