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skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels for Smile Lines (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels for Smile Lines (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 Face Gels for Smile Lines (2016 formulation) is 4.

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

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

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

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)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

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 (high)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT

None

Limited

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

None

Limited

Limited
USNEA BARBATA (BEARD MOSS)
Appeared as: USNEA BARBATA (LICHEN) EXTRACT

Limited
DIHYDROXYALUMINUM AMINOACETATE
Appeared as: ALUMINUM GLYCINATE

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair
CERAMIDE
Appeared as: CERAMIDE NP

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, Hydrolyzed Extensin, Copper Tripeptide-1, Panax Ginseng Callus Culture Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus (Arctic Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Oxycoccus Palustris (Arctic Cranberry) Seed Oil, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Polysorbate 60, Aluminum Glycinate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Perfluorodecalin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Agar, Ceramide NP, Sucrose Palmitate *Component of Icelandic Glacial Water

Directions from packaging:

After cleansing, remove backing and apply gel side to outer corners of the mouth area and/or forehead for ten minutes. After treatment, gently peel away patch and follow with Angelica Line Smoother. Use once a week or whenever your face needs a quick pick-me-up

Warnings from packaging:

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

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