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Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Lift & Strengthening Eye Capsules (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Lift & Strengthening Eye Capsules (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 Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Lift & Strengthening Eye Capsules (old formulation) is 4.

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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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA EXTRACT (WITCH HAZEL)

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OII (SAFFLOWER)

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES (SUNFLOWER)

Fair
CERAMIDE EOP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 1

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3

Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BORAGE (BORAGO OFFICINALIS) SEED OIL

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) EXTRACT (SHEA BUTTER)

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVA (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT (CUCUMBER)

Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA SEED EXTRACT (SOYBEAN)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL (OLIVE)

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL (APRICOT)

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT (NETTLE)

Fair

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: LIMMANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL (MEADOWFOAM)

Limited

None

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

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

None

None

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Triisostearyl Citrate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (Witch Hazel), Dimethicone, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed OiI (Safflower), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables (Sunflower), Ceramide 1, Ceramide 3, Borage (Borago Officinalis) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract (Shea Butter), Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (Cucumber), Glycine Soja Seed Extract (Soybean), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Olive), Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (Apricot), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract (Nettle), Linoleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Retinyl Linoleate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Phytantriol, Limmanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil (Meadowfoam), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lecithin, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide 14, Ethoxydiglycol, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone 11

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