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Merlot Anti-Wrinkle Cream (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Merlot Anti-Wrinkle Cream (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 Merlot Anti-Wrinkle Cream (2016 formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL ACETATE (VITMIN A ACETATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL ACETATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
ACID RED 33
Appeared as: RED 33 (CI 17200)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL (AVACADO)

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT (GRAP)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID)

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEFIFERA (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Fair

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER

Fair

Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: ARGININE (L ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE)

None
HYDROXYLAURYL/ HYDROXYMYRISTYL BETAINE
Appeared as: BETAINE (SUGAR BEET)

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT (CARROT)

Fair

Fair

None
SACCHAROMYCES/ FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: SACCHAROMYCES FERMENT FILTRATE LYSATE

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

Fair

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

None

Fair

Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED
Appeared as: GRAPE SEED MASK

None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Purified Water, Glycerin, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avacado), Squalane, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grap), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Camellia Olefifera (Green Tea) Extract, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Sodium Gluconate, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Polyacrylamide, Alanine, Arginine (L Arginine Hydrochloride), Betaine (Sugar Beet), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract (Carrot), Glycine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Proline, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate Lysate, Sericin, Serine, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, Threonine, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Panthenol, Glutamic Acid, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Lysine, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Grape Seed mask, Laureth 7, Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200)

Directions from packaging:

Apply a small amount to test on skin. Slight redness may occur. Apply to clean, dry skin two to three times daily.

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