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Data available:
 
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Data last updated:
September 2018

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La Mer Genaissance de la Mer The Serum Essence

EWG scientists reviewed La Mer Genaissance de la Mer The Serum Essence 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 La Mer Genaissance de la Mer The Serum Essence is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
HYDROXYCITRONELLALAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GERANIOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
CITRONELLOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
LINALOOLUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
GOLD (CI 77480)Use restrictions, Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
BHTCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED RICE EXTRACTData gaps, Contamination concerns (GOSSYPOL, HEAVY METALS, PESTICIDES)
Data: None
BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-10 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-8Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-80Organ 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
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 4
RED 4 (CI 14700)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ZINC GLUCONATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
UREAEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Good
COPPER GLUCONATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) PEEL EXTRACTUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OILUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLAMIDE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMERUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYSILICONE-11None Identified
Data: None
MEDICAGO SATIVA (ALFALFA) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS (HYPNEACEAE) EXTRACT
HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS (ALGAE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GELLIDIELA ACEROSA EXTRACT
GELLIDIELA ACEROSA (ALGAE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
WHEY PROTEINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELICHRYSUM ARENARIUM EXTRACT
HELICHRYSUM ARENARIUM (EVERLASTING) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CENTAURIUM ERYTHRAEA (CENTAURY) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL'S WORT) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CRITHMUM MARITIMUM (SEA FENNEL) EXTRACT
CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
JANIA RUBENS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT
HORDEUM VULGARE EXTRACTEXTRAIT D'ORGE (BARLEY)
None Identified
Data: Fair
MOLASSES EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (SUGAR KELP) EXTRACT
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MICROCOCCUS LYSATENone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ MYRISTIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDENone Identified
Data: None
PALMARIA PALMATA (DULSE) EXTRACT
PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE 12None Identified
Data: None
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANSNone Identified
Data: Fair
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: None
TETRAACETYLPHYTOSPHINGOSINENone Identified
Data: Limited
DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINENone Identified
Data: None
VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
RUBY POWDERNone Identified
Data: None
ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8None Identified
Data: None
TOURMALINENone Identified
Data: Limited
YEAST POLYSACCHARIDESNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-51None Identified
Data: Limited
YEAST EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANENone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)
None Identified
Data: Limited
LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENENone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) KERNEL EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM GLUCONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
ACETYL GLUCOSAMINENone Identified
Data: Fair
COFFEE EKISU
COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED ALGINNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCOSAMINE HCLNone Identified
Data: Limited
TREHALOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARAMELNone Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SACCHAROMYCES/ LYSATE EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
PROPANEDIOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
HEXYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE
Cancer
Data: Limited
CAFFEINEPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Good
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ISODODECANEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATEUse restrictions
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-10 LAURATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM PCAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
ISOHEXADECANEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHETINIC ACIDUse restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SUCROSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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