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AveSeena Essential Radiance Serum

EWG scientists reviewed the AveSeena Essential Radiance Serum product label collected on February 29, 2016 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. AveSeena Essential Radiance Serum is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: February 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER

Limited

Robust

Limited
CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA (ALEXANDRIAN SENNA) SEED POLYSACCHARIDE
Appeared as: CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA SEED POLYSACCHARIDE

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3)

Limited

Limited
GANODERMA LUCIDUM (REISHI) STEM EXTRACT
Appeared as: GANODERMA LUCIDUM (REISHI MUSHROOM) EXTRACT

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALIX ALBA BARK EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

None

Limited
ARMORACIA RUSTICANA (HORSERADISH) EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCHLEARIA ARMORACIA EXTRACT

Limited
SCHIZANDRA CHINENSIS (SCHIZANDRA BERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCHIZANDRA CHINENSIS FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) OIL
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF OIL

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

None
GLOBULARIA CORDIFOLIA CALLUS EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLOBULARIA CORDIFOLIA CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GERANIUM MACULATUM (WILD GERANIUM) EXTRACT

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Water, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Glycerin, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Dimethyl Sulfone, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glycolic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Salix Alba Bark Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Pimpinella Anisum Fruit Extract, Cochlearia Armoracia Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Extract, Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium) Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

Apply to clean face, neck day and night. Follow with Ageless Perfection Cream. For all skin types. Mild tingling sensation is normal and temporary. • Appliquer matin et soir sur le visage et le cou avant d'étaler le Crème de Perfection Éternelle. Convient à tous les types de peau. Le picotement léger est consideré normal et temporaire.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Store at cool temperature. Keep out of eyes. do not use on damaged skin. Stop use if irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children. • Attention: Pour usage externe seulement. Garder au frais. Ne pas utiliser sur la peau irritée. Arrèter l’utilisation en cas d’irritation. Éviter le contact avec les yeux. Conserver hors de la portée des enfants.

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