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Perricone MD Firming Facial Toner (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Perricone MD Firming Facial Toner (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 Firming Facial Toner (old formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

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
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
DIMETHYL MEA
Appeared as: DIMETHYL MEA (DMAE)

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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)

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT

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

Limited

Fair

Fair

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

Limited
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL

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:

Aqua (Water), SD Alcohol 40-B, Glycolic Acid, Dimethyl MEA (DMAE), Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Thioctic Acid (Alpha-Lipoic Acid), Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate.

Directions from packaging:

Dr. Perricone recommends using a cotton pad to smooth over face and neck on cleansed skin. Apply morning and evening.

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