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Paul Penders Plantago Essential Eye Gel

Paul Penders Plantago Essential Eye Gel

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Paul Penders

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June 2016

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This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: ARCHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) POWDER
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, humectant, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT JUICE
Appeared as: ANANAS COMOSUS (BROMELAIN) EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA
Appeared as: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA (ANGELICA) POWDER
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ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: L. ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, masking, skin conditioning
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BENZOIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, preservative, bulking, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA)
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA (PENNYWORT) POWDER
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CERAMIDE III
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CETEARYL OLIVATE
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER POWDER
Appeared as: MATRICARIA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MATRICARIA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic biocide
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: ESSENTIAL OIL OF CITRUS AMARA (PETITGRAIN)
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) preservative, astringent, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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DEHYDROACETIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCERIN
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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 (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) POWDER
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HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HYEMALE (HORSETAIL) POWDER
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HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS)
Appeared as: HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT)
Appeared as: HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN’S WORT) POWDER
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JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) BERRY
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) FRUIT POWDER
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LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE)
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) POWDER
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MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, refreshing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM (GINSENG) ROOT POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent
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PAPAIN
Appeared as: CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAIN) EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, lytic agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (RIBWORT PLANTAIN) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA L. EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antimicrobial
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ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF POWDER
Appeared as: ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, masking, skin conditioning
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SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) POWDER
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SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERFLOWER) FLOWER POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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SODIUM HYALURONATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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SORBITAN OLIVATE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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TITANIUM DIOXIDE (SUNSCREEN GRADE)
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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TOCOTRIENOLS
Appeared as: PHYTO-TOCOTRIENOL (VITAMIN E)
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FUNCTION(S) oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, oral care, skin conditioning, uv absorber
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UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COENZYME Q10)
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE)
Appeared as: URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, hair conditioning
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WATER
Appeared as: AQUA
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS (GINGER) ROOT POWDER
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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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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