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retro co. Hydrating & Firming Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the retro co. Hydrating & Firming Serum product label collected on July 06, 2017 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 retro co. Hydrating & Firming Serum is 1.

Data last updated: July 2017

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

None

None

None

Fair
MONTMORILLONITE
Appeared as: MONTMORILLITE

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

None

Fair

None
VACCINIUM VITIS-IDAEA SEED OIL
Appeared as: VACCINIUM VITIS-IDAEA

None
EMPETRUM NIGRUM FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: EMPETRUM NIGRUM

None

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

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:

Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate –Sorbitan Laurate –Tristearin–Acetylated Glycol Stearate –Palmitoyl Tripeptide 1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide 7, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Montmorillite, Illite, Kaolin, 1,3 Propanediol, Sodium magnesium silicate (and) Xanthan gum (and) citric acid, Glycerin, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Empetrum nigrum (and) Rubus chamaemorus fruit extract, Phenylpropanol (and) Propanediol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Tocopherol, Gluconolactone, Panthenol, Algae Extract, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, d,l alpha Tocopherol, Caffeine, Citric Acid

Directions from packaging:

1. Cleanse skin with retro co.’s Purifying Cleanser. Pat dry skin. 2. Using fingertips, apply liberally to the entire face, neck and upper chest area. 3. Let the serum absorb before applying makeup.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Use as directed. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

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