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Product score: 06

Data Availability:

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MyChelle Dermaceuticals Clear Skin Serum

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • HIGH
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 09
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
Appeared as: RETINOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 06
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 05
RETINAL
Appeared as: RETINAL (RETINALDEHYDE)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
LIMONENE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 05
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 02
PHYTIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, oral care agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) drug astringent - skin protectant drugs, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, astringent, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, antimicrobial agent, cosmetic astringent, fragrance ingredient, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming, antimicrobial, astringent, masking, solvent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MONTMORILLONITE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, bulking, emulsion stabilising, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
NIACINAMIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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Ingredient score: 01
YOGURT EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SYRINGA VULGARIS (LILAC) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYRINGA VULGARIS (LILAC) LEAF CELL CULTURE EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOESIN
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT CELL EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) proprietary, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROLYZED MILK PROTEIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
LYSOPHOSPHATIDIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, astringent
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Ingredient score: 01
COLLINSONIA CANADENSIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: COLLINSONIA CANADENSIS (STONE ROOT) EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, astringent
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Ingredient score: 01
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED CRANBERRY FRUIT/LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, astringent
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Ingredient score: 01
RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS SEED OIL
Appeared as: RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS (CLOUD BERRY) SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
D-BETA-FRUCTAN
Appeared as: FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES (D-BETA)
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL, D-
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PYRIDOXINE HCL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TOTAROL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, deodorant agent, oral care agent, deodorant, oral care
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Ingredient score: 01
BIOTIN
Appeared as: BIOTIN (D)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antiseborrhoeic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LYSOLECITHIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
CYCLODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, chelating agent, chelating
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MALTODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOMALT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, bulking agent, flavoring agent, humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, astringent, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
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Ingredients from packaging:

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Montmorillonite, Niacinamide, Retinal (Retinaldehyde), Retinol, Yogurt Extract, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Aloesin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Cell Extract, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Lysophosphatidic Acid, Limonene, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Collinsonia Canadensis (Stone Root) Extract, Hydrolyzed Cranberry Fruit/Leaf Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Panthenol (D), Pyridoxine HCl, Totarol, Biotin (D), Potassium Sorbate, Pentylene Glycol, Lecithin, Lysolecithin, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Cyclodextrin, Maltodextrin, Isomalt, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract Full disclosure ingredients according to PCPC standards

Directions from packaging:

Apply two pumps after cleansing. Serums may be layered for multiple benefits, then follow with your favorite moisturizer.

Product's animal testing policies

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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