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DS Laboratories Oligo.DX Cellulite Reducing Gel (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the DS Laboratories Oligo.DX Cellulite Reducing Gel (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 DS Laboratories Oligo.DX Cellulite Reducing Gel (2016 formulation) is 6.

Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DI WATER

Fair

None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Limited

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
ACACIA SENEGAL EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACACIA GUM (ACACIA SENEGAL) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited
HEDERA HELIX (IVY) LEAF/ STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: IVY EXTRACT (HEDERA HELIX)

Limited
RUSCUS ACULEATUS (BOX HOLLY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUTCHER'S BROOM (RUSCUS ACULEATUS) EXTRACT (RUSCUS ACULEATUS)

Good
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN (RED SEAWEED) (CHONDRUS CRISPUS)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
L-CARNITINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: CARNITINE HCL

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Di Water, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Steareth 10, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 30 Stearate, Triethanolamine, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Acacia Gum (Acacia Senegal) Extract, Hydrolyzed Casein, Butylene Glycol, Ivy Extract (Hedera Helix), Butcher's Broom (Ruscus Aculeatus) Extract (Ruscus Aculeatus), Carrageenan (Red Seaweed) (Chondrus Crispus), Caffeine, Lecithin, Tripeptide 1, Serine, Atelocollagen, Algin, Maltodextrin, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carnitine HCl, Escin, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Methyl Paraben, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben

Directions from packaging:

Intensive Use: apply to the desired areas once a day after bathing. There is no need to massage. For more visible results, continue the treatment for at least 60 days. Preventative Use: use two to three times a year, applying daily over a period of 30 days.

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