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Cellex-C Enhancer, GLA Extra Moist Cream for Very Dry Skin, 60 ml (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cellex-C Enhancer, GLA Extra Moist Cream for Very Dry Skin, 60 ml (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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. EWG's rating for Cellex-C Enhancer, GLA Extra Moist Cream for Very Dry Skin, 60 ml (2016 formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

None
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140) LAKE
Appeared as: FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS EXTRACT (CHAMOMILE)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Robust

Limited

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM)

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

Limited

Fair

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

None

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
Appeared as: TRITICUM VULGARE OIL (WHEAT GERM)

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

Limited
SILYBUM MARIANUM (LADY'S THISTLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SILYBUM MARIANUM EXTRACT (MILK THISTLE)

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Cetearyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Ceteareth 20, Sorbitol, Oenothera Biennis Oil (Evening Primrose), Propylene Glycol Dipelargonate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Triticum Vulgare Oil (Wheat Germ), Hamamelis Virginiana Distillate (Witch Hazel), Silybum Marianum Extract (Milk Thistle), Anthemis Nobilis Extract (Chamomile), Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140)

Directions from packaging:

Apply liberally to face, neck and chest. Avoid eye area.Note: May be applied over Cellex-C Serum or Skin Firming Cream and Hydra 5 B-Complex.Store in a cool, dark place.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid direct contact with eyes.

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