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Beauty Without Cruelty Vitamin C Vitality Serum (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Beauty Without Cruelty Vitamin C Vitality Serum (2017 formulation) product label collected on May 16, 2017 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 Beauty Without Cruelty Vitamin C Vitality Serum (2017 formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: May 2017

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM (NEROLI) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM (SWEET ORANGE) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

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)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL ACETATE

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

Limited
GLYCERYL LAURATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL MONOLAURATE

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) HIPS OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSE HIP) OIL

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (HIGHLAND LAVENDER) OIL

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

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COQ10)

Limited
CALOPHYLIUM TACAMAHACA (TAMANU) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) OIL

Limited
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Appeared as: BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
LEMON BIOFLAVANOIDS
Appeared as: LEMON BIOFLAVONOIDS

Fair

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROLS

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Fair

Limited
MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA EXTRACT
Appeared as: MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) OIL
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) SEED OIL

Good
LECITHIN
Appeared as: SOY LECITHIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

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

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) EXTRACT

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Fair

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Purified water, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, polysorbate-60, cetearyl alcohol, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate***, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, panthenol, squalane**, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil*, tocopherol acetate, glyceryl monolaurate, ubiquinone (CoQ10), Calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) oil, Boswellia carterii (frankincense) oil, Citrus aurantium (neroli) oil*, Lavandula angustifolia (highland lavender) oil*, Citrus aurantium (sweet orange) oil*, lemon bioflavonoids, melatonin, tocopherols, Rosa canina (rose hip) oil*, Borago officinalis (borage) oil*, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Macrocystis pyrifera (kelp) extract, Linum usitatissimum (flax) seed oil*, soy lecithin, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, allantoin, super oxide dismutase, Arnica montana (arnica) extract*, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract*, Camellia sinensis (white tea) extract*, Calendula officinalis (calendula) extract*, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, amodimethicone, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, ethyl hexyl glycerin. 21% Organic Content. * Organic ** Vegetable Source ***Vitamin C

Directions from packaging:

Apply daily as needed to face and decollete. May be used as both day and night cream. For optimum benefits use with BWC Vitality Serum.

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