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Reviva Labs Glycolic Acid Night/Day Cream 5% (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Reviva Labs Glycolic Acid Night/Day Cream 5% (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 Reviva Labs Glycolic Acid Night/Day Cream 5% (2016 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
Appeared as: VITAMINS A

Cancer (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
Biochemical or cellular level changes (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
GLYCOLIC ACID POLYMER
Appeared as: GLYCOLIC ACID POLYMER (EXTRACTS OF SUGAR AND RHUBARB)

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)
Appeared as: COMFREY

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

Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good
VITAMIN D
Appeared as: D

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
CI 21108
Appeared as: E

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Limited
CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: EXTRACTS OF PUMPKIN

Limited
PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH)
Appeared as: PEACH

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF
Appeared as: SAGE

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

Fair
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SAFFLOWER OIL

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

: Purified water, 5% glycolic acid polymer (extracts of sugar and rhubarb), extracts of pumpkin, peach, sage, comfrey, chamomile, witch hazel, vitamins A,D,E, safflower oil, sunflower oil.

Directions from packaging:

Use at night for the first four weeks. Apply lightly, leave-on for one minute, apply moisturizer. After one month of nighttime applications, also apply in the morning, under daytime moisturizer. (If there is a stinging sensation, this is normal, apply a light moisturizer or night cream over the Glycolic Acid Cream.

Warnings from packaging:

Note: We recommend patch testing for sensitivity on the underside of forearm before beginning treatment.

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