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eb5 Vitamin C Serum Concentrate (2017 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the eb5 Vitamin C Serum Concentrate (2017 formulation) product label collected on August 14, 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 eb5 Vitamin C Serum Concentrate (2017 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: August 2017

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

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)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Fair

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPOHATE

None

Fair

Limited

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

None

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT

None

Limited

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

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet almond) oil, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phospohate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Citrate, Betaine, Potassium Sorbate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citric Acid, Squalane,

Directions from packaging:

Use Vitamin C Boosting Serum morning and night, applying a small amount over dry skin. Or Mix with eb5 Facial Cream to enhance the effiency of both. For optimal results use as part of your regiment with the eb5 Cleanser, Toner and Facial Cream.

Warnings from packaging:

FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. USe AS DIRECTED. AVOI DIRECT CONTACT WITH EYES. IF CONTACT OCCURS, RINSE GENTLY WITH WATER. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. IF IRRITATION OCCURS, DISCONTINUE USE.

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