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skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (2016 formulation) product label collected on October 14, 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 skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (2016 formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: October 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL

Limited
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT WATER

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE)
Appeared as: GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT

None

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE,THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT

None
BUDDLEJA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUDDLEJA DAVIDII EXTRACT

None
RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS SEED OIL
Appeared as: RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS (ARCTIC CLOUDBERRY) SEED OIL

None
OXYCOCCUS PALUSTRIS (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL
Appeared as: OXYCOCCUS PALUSTRIS (ARCTIC CRANBERRY) SEED OIL

Limited
DIHYDROXYALUMINUM AMINOACETATE
Appeared as: ALUMINUM GLYCINATE

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
CERAMIDE
Appeared as: CERAMIDE NP

Limited

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua/ Eau, Polyacrylic Acid, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Angelica Archangelica Root Water*, Sodium Hydroxide, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Hydrolyzed Extensin, Agar, Caprylyl Glycol, Perfluorodecalin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, , Xanthan Gum, Ubiquinone,Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus (Arctic Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Oxycoccus Palustris (Arctic Cranberry) Seed Oil, Aluminum Glycinate, Polysorbate 60, Ceramide NP, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sucrose Palmitate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate * Component of Icelandic Glacial Water

Directions from packaging:

Remove backing and apply gel side to under eye area for ten minutes. After treatment, gently peel away patch and follow with Icelandic Relief Eye Cream. Use once a week or whenever you need a quick fix!

Warnings from packaging:

Safety of Use: Do not ingest. If product comes in contact with eyes rinse thoroughly with water.

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