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Primal Life Organics C-ex Vitamin C Face Serum (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Primal Life Organics C-ex Vitamin C Face Serum (2015 formulation) product label collected on September 23, 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 Primal Life Organics C-ex Vitamin C Face Serum (2015 formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: September 2015

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM (NEROLI) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
PHYSALIS PERUVIANA (GOLDENBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHYSALIS PERUVIANA (GOLDEN BERRIES)

Limited
PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) OIL

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

None
ROSE HIPS SEED OIL
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA/ROSA RUBIGINOSA (ROSE HIP) SEED OIL

None
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA SEED OIL
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (PASSIONFRUIT) SEED OIL

Limited
RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) OIL
Appeared as: RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) SEED OIL

Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT OIL

Limited

None
LYCIUM BARBARUM SEED OIL
Appeared as: LYCIUM BARBARUM (GOJI BERRIES)

Limited
MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY)
Appeared as: MORUS ALBA (MULBERRIES)

None
ARISTOTELIA CHILENSIS FRUIT JUICE
Appeared as: ARISTOTELIA CHILENSIS (MAQUI BERRY)

Limited
MYRCIARIA DUBIA (CAMU CAMU)
Appeared as: MYRCIARIA DUBIA (CAMU)

Limited
JASMINUM SAMBAC (JASMINE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: JASMINUM SAMBAC (ENFLEURAGE)

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

Limited
MALPIGHIA GLABRA (WEST INDIAN CHERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MALDIGHIA GLABRA (ACEROLA BERRY)

None
GARCINIA MANGOSTANA PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARCINIA MANGOSTANA (MANGOSTEEN)

None
MAURITIA FLEXUOSA FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: MAURITIA FLEXUOSA (BURITI) FRUIT OIL

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: DAUCUS CAROTA (CARROT SEED) OIL

Limited
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Appeared as: BOSWELLIA CARTERII (FRANKINCENSE) OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON MARTINII (PALMAROSA) OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None
NARDOSTACHYS JATAMANSI OIL
Appeared as: NARDOSTACHYS JATAMANSI (SPIKENARD) OIL

None
ACACIA DECURRENS EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACACIA DECURRENS (MIMOSA)

• Use restrictions (low)

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:

Rosa Canina/Rosa Rubiginosa (Rose Hip) Seed Oil*, Passiflora incarnata (Passionfruit) Seed Oil*, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil*, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter*, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berries)*, Morus Alba (Mulberries)*, Physalis Peruviana (Golden Berries)*, Aristotelia chilensis (Maqui Berry)*, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu)*, Jasminum Sambac (Enfleurage)*, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil*, Maldighia Glabra (Acerola Berry)*, Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen), Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil*, Daucus Carota (Carrot Seed) Oil*, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil*, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil**, Cymbopogon Martinii (Palmarosa) Oil*, Nardostachys Jatamansi (Spikenard) Oil*, Acacia Decurrens (Mimosa)**, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Oil*

Directions from packaging:

To clean skin, apply one drop to each cheek, chin, and forehead. Gently massage into the skin. May be used under the eyes, but avoid direct contact with the eyes.

Warnings from packaging:

*Pregnancy Formula made without Jasmine, Carrot Seed, Myrrh, Spikenard

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