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Cellex-C Eye Contour Gel (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cellex-C Eye Contour Gel (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 Cellex-C Eye Contour Gel (2014 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
ZINC SULFATE
Appeared as: ZINC SULFATE (PATENTED CELLEX-C COMPLEX)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID (PATENTED CELLEX-C COMPLEX)

Limited
ACETYL TYROSINE
Appeared as: ASCETYL TYROSINE (PATENTED CELLEX-C COMPLEX)

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Limited
FLAVONOIDS, LEMON OIL
Appeared as: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Ascorbic Acid (Patented Cellex-C Complex), Ascetyl Tyrosine (Patented Cellex-C Complex), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Bioflavonoid Complex, Zinc Sulfate (Patented Cellex-C Complex)

Directions from packaging:

Once every 24 hours, apply 1-2 drops underneath the eyes and to outer eye area. Avoid upper eyelid and eyebrows. Follow with moisturizer of choice.Store in a cool, dark place.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid direct contact with eyes.

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