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Skyn ICELAND Arctic Elixir Serum (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Skyn ICELAND Arctic Elixir Serum (2015 formulation) product label collected on May 05, 2015 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 Skyn ICELAND Arctic Elixir Serum (2015 formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: May 2015

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • 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

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)

None

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

Good

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Limited

Limited
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT WATER

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Appeared as: POLYMETHYLSILSEQUIOXANE

Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: RUBUS IDAEUS LEAF CELL CULTURE

Limited
CAPRYLYL/ CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL WHEAT BRAN/STRAW GLYCOSIDES

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HORDEUM VULGARE EXTRACT

None
RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS SEED OIL
Appeared as: RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS (ARCTIC CLOUDBERRY) SEED OIL

None
OXYCOCCUS PALUSTRIS SEED OIL
Appeared as: OXYCOCCUS PALUSTRIS (ARCTIC CRANBERRY) SEED OIL

None
BUDDLEJA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUDDLEYA DAVIDII EXTRACT

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Limited

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

None
NICOTIANA SYLVESTRIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: NICOTIANA SYLVESTRIS LEAF CELL CULTURE

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

None
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER
Appeared as: AMMONIUM ARCYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER

Limited

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

Limited
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE
Appeared as: GLYCERL CAPRYLATE

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER/AQUA/EAU*, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT WATER*, POLYMETHYLSILSEQUIOXANE, RUBUS IDAEUS LEAF CELL CULTURE, CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL WHEAT BRAN/STRAW GLYCOSIDES, FUSEL WHEAT BRAN/ STRAW GLYCOSIDES, HORDEUM VULGARE EXTRACT, RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS (ARCTIC CLOUDBERRY) SEED OIL, OXYCOCCUS PALUSTRIS (ARCTIC CRANBERRY) SEED OIL, BUDDLEYA DAVIDII EXTRACT, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, NICOTIANA SYLVESTRIS LEAF CELL CULTURE, GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS, PERFLUORODECALIN, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, PEG-75 SHEA BUTTER GLYCERIDES, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, POLYGLYCERYL-5 OLEATE, XANTHAN GUM, TREHALOSE, ALCOHOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, AMMONIUM ARCYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCERL CAPRYLATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, BENZOIC ACID, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE *component of Icelandic Glacial Water

Directions from packaging:

How to: Apply to face and neck morning and evening after cleansing. Follow with a moisturizer.

Warnings from packaging:

Safety of Use: Do not ingest. If product comes in contact with eyes rinse thoroughly with water.

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