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SIRCUIT Cosmeceuticals YOUTH ACCELERATOR+ pumpkin enzyme peel (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the SIRCUIT Cosmeceuticals YOUTH ACCELERATOR+ pumpkin enzyme peel (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 YOUTH ACCELERATOR+ pumpkin enzyme peel (old formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: June 2013

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

None
LACTOBACILLUS/ CUCURBITA PEOP (PUMPKIN) FRUIT FERMENT FILTRATE
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/PUMPKIN FERMENT EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
D-BETA-FRUCTAN
Appeared as: FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES (D-BETA)

Fair
ALBUMIN
Appeared as: ALBUMEN

Fair
GLUCONIC ACID
Appeared as: GLUCONIC ACID (D)

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

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Lactic Acid (L), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Albumen, Gluconic Acid (D), Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*. *USDA Certified Organic NOP. Phthalate free.

Directions from packaging:

Use once a week, on clean skin, but not on the same day that you use another scrub or peel. Using a spatula (to avoid contamination), scoop out a small amount in the palm of your hand and smooth a thin layer gently over your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Gently rinse with warm water ensuring all traces of the peel are removed. Follow with Sircuit Addict+, O.M.G.+, or Sircuit Weapon+ serums. For added benefits, Molecular Mist+ and Cloud 9+ may be applied as part of your daily home treatment program.

Warnings from packaging:

Caution: For external use only. Please avoid contact with eyes and keep out of the reach of children. Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use Sol-Avert SPF 30 daily and limit sun exposure for one week following this treatment.

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