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Paul Penders Plantago Essential Eye Gel (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed the Paul Penders Plantago Essential Eye Gel (old formulation) product label collected on June 10, 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. Paul Penders Plantago Essential Eye Gel (old formulation) is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: June 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

Limited
PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (RIBWORT PLANTAIN) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA L. EXTRACT

Limited

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

Good

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

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES

Limited

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

None

Fair

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: L. ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)

None
MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MATRICARIA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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

Limited
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA
Appeared as: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA (ANGELICA) POWDER

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER POWDER

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER POWDER

Limited
MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE)
Appeared as: MATRICARIA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER POWDER

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERFLOWER) FLOWER POWDER

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS (GINGER) ROOT POWDER

Limited
PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM (GINSENG) ROOT POWDER

Limited
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE)
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) POWDER

Limited
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS)
Appeared as: HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) POWDER

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL)
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HYEMALE (HORSETAIL) POWDER

Limited
JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) BERRY
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) FRUIT POWDER

Limited

Limited

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE)
Appeared as: URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) POWDER

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA)
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA (PENNYWORT) POWDER

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF POWDER

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY)
Appeared as: ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) POWDER

Limited

Fair
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT)
Appeared as: HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN’S WORT) POWDER

Fair

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) POWDER

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: ARCHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) POWDER

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

Limited

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

None
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (PETITGRAIN) OIL
Appeared as: ESSENTIAL OIL OF CITRUS AMARA (PETITGRAIN)

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

Limited
TOCOTRIENOLS
Appeared as: PHYTO-TOCOTRIENOL (VITAMIN E)

Good

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

Fair

• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

Limited
ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT JUICE
Appeared as: ANANAS COMOSUS (BROMELAIN) EXTRACT

Fair
PAPAIN
Appeared as: CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAIN) EXTRACT

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

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COENZYME Q10)

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

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) extract, Plantago lanceolata L. extract, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf extract, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric triglycerides, Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Sodium hyaluronate, L. ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Titanium dioxide, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) flower extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Angelica archangelica (Angelica) powder**, Arnica montana (Arnica) flower powder**, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) flower powder**, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) flower powder**, Sambucus nigra (Elderflower) flower powder**, Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) root powder**, Panax quinquefolium (Ginseng) root powder**, Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle) powder**, Humulus lupulus (Hops) powder**, Equisetum hyemale (Horsetail) powder**, Juniperus communis (Juniper) fruit powder**, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) flower powder**, Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm) leaf powder**, Urtica dioica (Nettle) powder**, Centella asiatica (Pennywort) powder**,Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf powder**, Rosemarinus officinalis (Rosemary) powder**, Salvia officinalis (Sage) powder**, Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort) powder**, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) root powder**, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) powder**, Archillea millefolium (Yarrow) powder**, Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) seed extract, Essential oil of Citrus amara (Petitgrain), Phyto-tocotrienol (Vitamin E),Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Ceramide III, Ananas comosus (Bromelain) extract, Carica papaya (Papain) extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10).**LevensESSENTIE Gold ® from 22 organic herbs

Directions from packaging:

Apply sparingly to area around the eyes. Use more liberally for dry skin

Warnings from packaging:

*Limonene, *Citral

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