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Perricone MD PRE:EMPT SERIES Skin Perfecting Serum (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Perricone MD PRE:EMPT SERIES Skin Perfecting Serum (2016 formulation) product label collected on September 22, 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 Perricone MD PRE:EMPT SERIES Skin Perfecting Serum (2016 formulation) is 4.

Data last updated: September 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE/PARFUM

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATE
Appeared as: EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATYL GLUCOSIDE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

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

Robust

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
LEPIDIUM SATIVUM (GARDEN CRESS) SPROUT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LEPIDIUM SATIVUM SPROUT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

None

None

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Hexylene Glycol, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 20, Dimethyl MEA, Thioctic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Acetyl Tyrosine, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Lecithin, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Sorbitol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Amyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.

Directions from packaging:

Suggested Usage: -Shake well before applying. -Apply liberally onto cleansed face and neck in the morning. -For optimal results, apply after PRE:EMPT SERIES Exfoliating Pore Treatment, and before PRE:EMPT SERIES Brightening Eye Cream, Oil-Free Hydrating Cream, or other preferred Perricone MD products.

Warnings from packaging:

Precautions: -Perform a patch test before use by dabbing a small amount on the neck or below the ear for three consecutive days. A tingling or warming sensation is normal. If extreme redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.

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