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OBAGI Medical Professional-C Eye Brightener Serum (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the OBAGI Medical Professional-C Eye Brightener Serum (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 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 OBAGI Medical Professional-C Eye Brightener Serum (2016 formulation) is 3.

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 MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

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

None

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Robust

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

None

Fair

Limited
RUSCUS ACULEATUS (BOX HOLLY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RUSCUS ACULEATUS ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited

Limited
SACCHAROMYCES/ CEREVISIAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISAE EXTRACT

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
N6-FURFURYLADENINE
Appeared as: KINETIN

Limited

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

Limited

Fair

Limited
AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM (HORSE CHESTNUT) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM SEED EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SEDUM ROSEA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RHODIOLA ROSEA ROOT EXTRACT

None

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Propylene Glycol, PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Silica, Lactobacillus Ferment, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Betaine, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Ethoxydiglycol, Pentylene Glycol, Saccharomyces Cerevisae Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Panthenol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Kinetin, Zeatin, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Polyurethane-40, Aesculus Hippocastanum Seed Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydrochloric Acid

Directions from packaging:

Apply in the morning and/or evening to skin surrounding the eye area. For optimal results, follow with Obagi moisturizer and sunscreen.Store at controlled room temperature. Keep out of direct sunlight.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid getting into eyes. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

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