Find products and ingredients Learn how Skin Deep® works Meet our experts Discover EWG VERIFIED™
Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

skyn ICELAND Brightening Eye-Serum (2017 formulation)

skyn ICELAND Brightening Eye-Serum (2017 formulation)

WHERE TO BUY

CATEGORY

Around Eye Cream
Serums & Essences

BRAND

Skyn ICELAND

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2017

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 04
PERFLUORODECALIN
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, detangling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 04
GLYCOLIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) exfoliant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 04
LACTIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) exfoliant, fragrance ingredient, humectant, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent -humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT WATER
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) solvent
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
DUNALIELLA SALINA EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-52
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
Ingredient score: 01
BUDDLEJA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUDDLEJA DAVIDII EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin protecting
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
OXYCOCCUS PALUSTRIS (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL
Appeared as: OXYCOCCUS PALUSTRIS (ARCTIC CRANBERRY) SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin protectant, emollient, skin protecting
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS SEED OIL
Appeared as: RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS (ARCTIC CLOUDBERRY) SEED OIL
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL HEPTAPEPTIDE-18
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL CITRULL AMIDO ARGININE
Data Availability: None
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin protectant, skin protecting
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
PHENETHYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM GLUCONATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, chelating, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
PANTHENOL
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, emulsion stabilizer, masking, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
SUCROSE PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, surfactant
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT
Ingredient score: 01
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
Expand content Collapse content
FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, film forming, viscosity controlling
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INGREDIENT

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, GLYCERIN, DUNALIELLA SALINA EXTRACT, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-52, BUDDLEJA DAVIDII EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5, OXYCOCCUS PALUSTRIS (ARCTIC CRANBERRY) SEED OIL, RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS (ARCTIC CLOUDBERRY) SEED OIL, PALMITOYL HEPTAPEPTIDE-18, ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT WATER*, ACETYL CITRULL AMIDO ARGININE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, PHENETHYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM GLUCONATE, PANTHENOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CARBOMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN, PERFLUORODECALIN, XANTHAN GUM, SUCROSE PALMITATE, GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS, GLYCOLIC ACID, LACTIC ACID, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE *Component of Icelandic Glacial Water

Directions from packaging:

Gently pat this daily treatment concentrate onto the under-eye area with fingertips prior to applying Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels to boost their performance. Can be used on its own or before eye cream, too.

Warnings from packaging:

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

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

LEARN MORE ON PETA.ORG

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
Low Availability
Moderate Availability
High Availability

More around-eye cream

VIEW ALL around-eye cream

EWG research
on the go

Find personal care, cleaning, and food products on the EWG Healthy Living app.

DOWNLOAD THE APP