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Perricone MD Neuropeptide Eye Contour-with Alpha Lipoic Acid & DMAE (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Perricone MD Neuropeptide Eye Contour-with Alpha Lipoic Acid & DMAE (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 Perricone MD Neuropeptide Eye Contour-with Alpha Lipoic Acid & DMAE (old formulation) is 3.

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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 LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

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

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

Fair
DIMETHYL MEA
Appeared as: DIMETHYL MEA (DMAE) (DMAE)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
THIOCTIC ACID
Appeared as: THIOCTIC (ALPHA LIPOIC) ACID (ALPHA LIPOIC ACID)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
SORBIC ACID
Appeared as: SORBIC ACID (A PRESERVATIVE)

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

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Fair

Good

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

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

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

Limited

Fair
TYROSINE
Appeared as: L TYROSINE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ELAEIS GUINEENIS (PALM) OIL (PALM)

Limited

Limited
TOCOTRIENOLS
Appeared as: TOCOTRIENOL

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None
CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: CETYL HYDOXYETHYLCELLULOSE

Fair
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID)

Fair

Fair

Limited

None

None

Limited

Limited
PHASEOLUS LUNATUS (GREEN BEAN) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHASEOLUS LUNATUS EXTRACT (GREEN BEAN)

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Lecithin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Jojoba), Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Dimethyl MEA (DMAE) (DMAE), C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Thioctic (Alpha Lipoic) Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid), L Tyrosine, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta Glucan, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Steareth 20, Ceteareth 20, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Elaeis Guineenis (Palm) Oil (Palm), Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocotrienol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Sorbic Acid (A Preservative), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Copper Gluconate, Cetyl Hydoxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Rutin, Hydroxysuccinimide, Dipeptide 2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Phaseolus Lunatus Extract (Green Bean)

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