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Akar Skin Restore Eye Serum (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Akar Skin Restore Eye Serum (2016 formulation) product label collected on September 26, 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 Akar Skin Restore Eye Serum (2016 formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: September 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

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

Limited

None
ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED OIL
Appeared as: ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) SEED OIL

None
LYCIUM BARBARUM SEED OIL
Appeared as: LYCIUM BARBARUM (GOJI) SEED OIL

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (ALMOND) OIL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

None
CORTHELLUS SHIITAKE EXTRACT
Appeared as: CORTHELLUS SHIITAKE (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT

Limited
ROSE HIP EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANINA (ROSEHIP) SEED EXTRACT

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:

Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed oil, Lecithin, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil , Corthellus Shiitake (Mushroom) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

Directions from packaging:

Place 1 drop onto fingertip and gently tap around the eye.

Warnings from packaging:

Patch testing recommended. Contact physician if irritation occur.

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