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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

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LaVigne Natural Skincare, Vitamin C Serum

LaVigne Natural Skincare, Vitamin C Serum

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CATEGORY

Serums & Essences

BRAND

LaVigna

DATA LAST UPDATED

August 2023

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • HIGH
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (PURIFIED WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
MIMOSA TENUIFLORA (MIMOSA) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: MIMOSA TENUIFLORA (TEPEZCOHUITE) BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ASCORBIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: *CITRUS PARADISI FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
1,2-HEXANEDIOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TROPOLONE
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SKIN EXTRACT
Appeared as: *VITIS VINIFERA SKIN EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, antioxidant
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Ingredient score: 01
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 02
FERULIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, preservative, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: *ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF GEL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 09
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emollient, humectant, skin protecting
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Ingredient score: 02
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM (NEROLI) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA (PURIFIED WATER), MIMOSA TENUIFLORA (TEPEZCOHUITE) BARK EXTRACT, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, *ASCORBIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE, GLYCERIN (AND) AQUA (AND) *CITRUS PARADISI FRUIT EXTRACT, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL (AND) CAPRYLYL GLYCOL (AND) TROPOLONE, *VITIS VINIFERA SKIN EXTRACT, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, FERULIC ACID, *ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF GEL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, RETINYL PALMITATE, *PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS SEED OIL (AND) TOCOPHEROL, CITRUS AURANTIUM (NEROLI) OIL

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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