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CellCeuticals Skin Care InterActive Moisture Serum 2 (2013 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CellCeuticals Skin Care InterActive Moisture Serum 2 (2013 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 CellCeuticals Skin Care InterActive Moisture Serum 2 (2013 formulation) is 5.

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
  • 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 (VITAMIN A SKIN CONDITIONER)

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

None

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

Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL
Appeared as: PHENOXYTHANOL (PRESERVATIVE)

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

Fair
POLYSORBATE-20
Appeared as: POLYSORBATE 20 (SOLUBILIZER)

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

Fair
SODIUM BENZOATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BENZOATE (PRESERVATIVE)

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

Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Appeared as: POTASSIUM SORBATE (PRESERVATIVE)

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

Fair

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E ANTIOXIDANT)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (HUMECTANT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
CERAMIDE NP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 3

None
CERAMIDE AP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 6 II

Fair
CERAMIDE EOP
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 1

Limited

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited
LAURYL LACTATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAUROYL LACTATE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHAN GUM (LIPID COMPLEX MOISTURIZER)

None
BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1
Appeared as: BIOSACCHARIDE GUM 1 (SKIN CONDITIONER & MOISTRIZER)

Fair
BETAINE
Appeared as: BETAINE (SKIN CONDITIONER)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None
TRIPEPTIDE-29
Appeared as: TRIPEPTIDE 29 (CELLULAR REGENERATION)

Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (SKIN MOISTURIZER & CONDITIONER)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (SKIN CONDITIONER/SOOTHING AGENT)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
SODIUM PCA
Appeared as: SODIUM PCA (HUMECTANT)

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

Limited

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILA RECUITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT (SKIN CONDITIONER/SOOTHING AGENT)

Fair
YEAST EXTRACT
Appeared as: YEAST EXTRACT (SKIN CONDITIONER)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE SEED) EXTRACT (ANTIOXIDANT AND SOOTHING AGENT)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: HYDROXYETHYCELLULOSE (THICKENING AGENT)

None
POLYSILICONE-11
Appeared as: POLYSILICONE 11 (EMOLLIENT AND SKIN CONDITIONER)

None
ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE (EMOLLIENT)

Limited
CERAMIDE 2
Appeared as: CERAMIDE 2 (LIPID AND SKIN CONDITIONER)

Limited
SQUALANE
Appeared as: SQUALANE (LIPID AND SKIN CONDITIONER)

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

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

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

Limited

Limited

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSEA GAATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Glycerin (humectant), Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 1, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum (Lipid Complex Moisturizer), Biosaccharide Gum 1 (Skin Conditioner & Moistrizer), Betaine (Skin Conditioner), Tripeptide 29 (Cellular Regeneration), Sodium Hyaluronate (Skin Moisturizer & Conditioner), Polysorbate 20 (Solubilizer), Panthenol (Skin Conditioner/Soothing agent), Sodium PCA (Humectant), Butylene Glycol, Chamomila Recuita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Skin Conditioner/Soothing Agent), Yeast Extract (Skin Conditioner), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Extract (antioxidant and Soothing Agent), Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA (Copper), Hydroxyethycellulose (Thickening Agent), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Phenoxythanol (Preservative), Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone 11 (Emollient and Skin Conditioner), Ethylhexyl Isononanoate (Emollient), Ceramide 2 (Lipid and Skin Conditioner), Squalane (Lipid and Skin Conditioner), Tetrahexadecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C Antioxidant), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Skin Conditioner), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Antioxidant), Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (Emollient), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Persea Gaatissima (Avocado) Oil

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