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Kerstin Florian Correcting Brightening Eye Creme (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kerstin Florian Correcting Brightening Eye Creme (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 Kerstin Florian Correcting Brightening Eye Creme (old formulation) is 7.

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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE (CARROT POLYPEPTIDE)

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE

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

None

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

Robust

Limited

Fair

None

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

None
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair

None

None

Fair

Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

None

Fair

• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

Fair

None

None

Limited

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

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Pentylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer 3, Carbomer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), PEG 40 Stearate, Cholesterol, Sorbitan Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolyme, Butylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Squalane, Retinyl Palmitate (Carrot Polypeptide), Phenoxyethanol, Steareth 20, Hydrolyzed Algin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sea Water, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Disodium EDTA, Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Salicylic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Chrysin, N Hydroxysuccinimide, Polysorbate 60, Benzethonium Chloride, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Saccharomyces Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces Magnesium Ferment, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract

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