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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

KPS Essentials Renu C+ Serum (old formulation)

KPS Essentials Renu C+ Serum (old formulation)

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CATEGORY

Facial Moisturizer/Treatment

BRAND

KPS Essentials

DATA LAST UPDATED

February 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: 01
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PUNICA PRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
JUGLANS (WALNUT) OIL
Appeared as: JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
STEARIC ACID
Appeared as: STERIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - emulsifying agentsurfactant-cleansing agent is included as a function for the soap form of stearic acid., cleansing, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, masking, refatting, surfactant
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL POLMITATE (VITAMIN C)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
HYALURONIC ACID
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, humectant, moisturising, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 02
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 04
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINESIS LEAF EXTRACT (GREEN TEA)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF (ALOE VERA)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
XYLITYLGLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ANHYDROXYLITOL
Appeared as: ANHYDROXYLITL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
XYLITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
C14-22 ALCOHOLS
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, emulsion stabilising
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Ingredient score: 01
C12-22 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 03
ETHYL LAUROYL ARGINATE HCL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
UNSPECIFIED OILS.
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredients from packaging:

Deionized Water, *Punica Pranatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, *Juglans Regia (Walnut) Oil, *Persea Gratissma (Avocado) Oil, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed) Oil, Steric Acid, Ascorbyl Polmitate (Vitamin C), Sodium Hyaluronic Acid, *Tocopherol (Vitamin E), *Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera), Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitl, Xylitol, C14-22 Alcohols, C12-22 Alkyl Glucoside, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl, *Proprietary Blend of Essential Oils. *Organic Ingredients.

Directions from packaging:

Apply to face and neck, morning and night. Follow with either the Hydralux SPF 15 or Hydralux Extreme Moisturizer or with Renu Face Cream.

Warnings from packaging:

n/a

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.


Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

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.

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Data availability

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

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