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InstaNatural Age-Defying Moisturizer (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the InstaNatural Age-Defying Moisturizer (2015 formulation) product label collected on November 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 InstaNatural Age-Defying Moisturizer (2015 formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: November 2015

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
Appeared as: ALOE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

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

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
Appeared as: OCTYL PALMITATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL

Limited

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL
Appeared as: PALM OIL

Limited

Limited
DIMETHYL SULFONE
Appeared as: METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE (MSM)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: COCOA BUTTER

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Fair
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMBER DISTILLATE

Fair

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: VITAMIN C (SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE)

Limited

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COENZYME Q10)

Fair

Fair

None

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: GRAPESEED OIL

None
MAHONIA NERVOSA (OREGON GRAPE)
Appeared as: OREGON GRAPE

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OIL

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: AVOCADO OIL

Limited
EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS (EYEBRIGHT)
Appeared as: EYEBRIGHT

Limited
HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM (EVERLASTING) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL

Fair
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE)
Appeared as: LICORICE

Limited
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS)
Appeared as: LEMONGRASS

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) OIL
Appeared as: BORAGE OIL

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) OIL
Appeared as: FLAX SEED OIL

Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
Appeared as: EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

Limited

Fair

None
ARNICA MONTANA POWDER
Appeared as: ARNICA

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
Appeared as: LAVENDER

Limited

Limited
MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA (MACADAMIA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MACADAMIA NUT OIL

None

Limited

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT
Appeared as: APPLE

None
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM
Appeared as: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON)

Fair

Fair

Limited

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe, Organic Sunflower Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Glycolic Acid, Organic Coconut Oil, Squalane, Lactic Acid, Palm Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cocoa Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Stearate, Cucumber Distillate, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Organic Beeswax, Organic Jojoba Oil, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Phytic Acid, Phospholipids, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Grapeseed Oil, Wildcrafted Oregon Grape, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Camellia Oil, Avocado Oil, Wildcrafted Eyebright, Helichrysum Essential Oil, Organic Licorice, Lemongrass, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate), Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Tamanu Oil, Organic Borage Oil, Organic Flax Seed Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil,Organic Rosehip Oil, Vitamin B5, Wildcrafted Arnica, Organic Lavender, Organic Calendula, Organic Chamomile, Macadamia Nut Oil, Sodium Carbomer, Sclerotium Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl (Antioxidant), Lecithin, Apple, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon), Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane), Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin

Directions from packaging:

Apply onto face, neck and surrounding area after cleansing and toning. If using a serum, apply the serum first. For normal to oily skin, use moisturizer morning and night. For sensitive skin, use only at night. Moisturizer can be used under makeup, and it is safe to use around eyes.

Warnings from packaging:

This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and a week afterwards. 

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