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Nivea Skin Firming & Smoothing Concentrated Serum (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nivea Skin Firming & Smoothing Concentrated Serum (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 2016 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 Nivea Skin Firming & Smoothing Concentrated Serum (2016 formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

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)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

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

Limited

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

Fair
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: PEG

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

None
PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 DIMETHICONE
Appeared as: PEG/PPG 18/18

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5

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

Limited
ACID RED 33
Appeared as: RED 33

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

Robust

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Limited
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NELUMBO NUCIFERA LEAF EXTRACT

Fair

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, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Dicaprylyl Ether, Alcohol Denat., Distarch Phosphate, Carnitine, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Ubiquinone, Glyceryl Glucoside, Dimethicone, PEG, PEG/PPG 18/18, Fragrance, Yellow 5, Red 33

Directions from packaging:

Smooth daily onto thighs, buttocks, and stomach.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Stop use if irritation develops.

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