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Naturactive Age Defiance Activation Serum (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Naturactive Age Defiance Activation Serum (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Naturactive Age Defiance Activation Serum (old formulation) is 8.

Data last updated: July 2013

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• 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)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL ACETATE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

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)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 75130
Appeared as: B CAROTENE

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Limited

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Fair

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: PALM FRUIT OIL

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED EXTRACT

None

Limited
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (COMMON MALLOW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED
Appeared as: SOYBEAN (PHYTOSTEROLS)

Limited
OAT BETA GLUCAN
Appeared as: BETA GLUCAN (OAT FLOUR)

Limited

Limited

Limited
CAPRYLYL/ CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL WHEAT BRAN/STRAW GLYCOSIDES

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

None
KINGINKA EKISU
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
BISABOLOL
Appeared as: ALPHA BISABOLOL

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Glycerin, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Ubiquinone, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Palm Fruit Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Extract, Orchis Morio Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide 8, Sodium PCA, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Marine Collagen, Glycolipids, Sucrose Stearate, Soybean (Phytosterols), Beta Glucan (Oat Flour), DL Panthenol, Sucrose Laurate, Gluconolactone, Caprylyl/Capryl Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Fusel Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides, Allantoin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (HoneySuckle) Flower Extract, Alpha Bisabolol, Xanthan Gum, Polyglyceryl 5 Laurate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Fragrance, B Carotene, Gellan Gum

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