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Cellex-C Speed Peel Facial Gel (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cellex-C Speed Peel Facial Gel (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 Cellex-C Speed Peel Facial Gel (old formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: July 2013

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
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• 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)

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)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM (BITTER ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BITTER ORANGE (FRUIT) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Robust

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA (BUXUS CHINENSIS) OIL

Limited
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBOO (BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA) LEAF EXTRACT

None

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
MELON FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS MELO (MELON) FRUIT EXTRACT

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Jojoba (Buxus Chinensis) Oil, Bamboo (Bambusa Arundinacea) Leaf Extract, Hectorite, Bitter Orange (Fruit) Extract, Trimethylolpropane Tricaprylate/Tricaprate, PEG 100, Polyquaternium 37, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Ficus Carica (Fig) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Extract, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Chlorophyll

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