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Hydroxatone Instant Under Eye Illuminator (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Hydroxatone Instant Under Eye Illuminator (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 Hydroxatone Instant Under Eye Illuminator (2016 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: July 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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: IRON OXIDES

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

None

None

None

Limited

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None

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

Limited

Limited

Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT

None

None

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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

Good

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propanediol, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7, Chrysin, Caffeine, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Coleus Barbatus Root Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, N Hydroxysuccinimide, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Tocopherol, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Steareth 20, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Propylene Carbonate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides

Directions from packaging:

Dot lightly under and around eye area and gently pat and sweep with finger until desired brightening effect is achieved. Use under or over make-up and reapply as needed for eye brightening effects.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid direct contact with eye. Keep out of reach of children.

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