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SIRCUIT Cosmeceuticals SIRCUIT WEAPON+ 10% vitamin C therapy serum (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the SIRCUIT Cosmeceuticals SIRCUIT WEAPON+ 10% vitamin C therapy serum (old formulation) product label collected on June 25, 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 SIRCUIT Cosmeceuticals SIRCUIT WEAPON+ 10% vitamin C therapy serum (old formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: June 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) LEAF EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
SODIUM LACTATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LACTATE (L)

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIFOLA (LIME) OIL

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID (L)

Limited
SODIUM PCA
Appeared as: SODIUM PCA (L)

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

Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (GIANT KNOTWEED) EXTRACT

None

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT OIL

Limited

Limited

Limited
CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA (ALEXANDRIAN SENNA) SEED POLYSACCHARIDE
Appeared as: CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA SEED POLYSACCHARIDE

Limited

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

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (L)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
PROLINE
Appeared as: PROLINE (L)

Fair

Fair
GLUTATHIONE
Appeared as: GLUTATHIONE (L)

Fair

Limited
MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) LEAF EXTRACT

None
MELIA AZADIRACHTA FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA (NEEM) FLOWER EXTRACT

Fair
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Aqua (Water), Ascorbic Acid (L), Alcohol Denat., Sodium Lactate (L), Glycerin, Sodium PCA (L), Polygonum Cuspidatum (Giant Knotweed) Extract, Santalum Austrocaledonicum (Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus Aurantifola (Lime) Oil*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Wine Extract, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Copper Tripeptide-1, Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Caprylyl Glycol, Squalane, Proline (L), Sorbitol, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Glutathione (L), Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Flower Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Mica. *USDA Certified Organic NOP. Phthalate free.

Directions from packaging:

Smooth Sircuit Weapon+ over clean skin morning and/or night, before applying moisturizer. Dispense a dropper full on back of hand and apply to face with light tapping motions avoiding eye area. Sensitive skin may want to begin by using 3-4 x week at first and work up to once daily. If irritation or redness occurs, discontinue use until skin is clear and then begin using again.

Warnings from packaging:

Caution: For external use only. Please avoid contact with eyes and keep out of the reach of children.

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