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e.l.f. Hydrating Water Essence (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the e.l.f. Hydrating Water Essence (old formulation) product label collected on December 07, 2019 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 e.l.f. Hydrating Water Essence (old formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: December 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

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

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Fair

Fair

Limited

Limited
COFFEA ARABICA (ARABIAN COFFEE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) EXTRACT

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-51
Appeared as: POLYQUATEMIUM-51

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA WATER (COCONUT)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHUM GUM

Limited

Limited

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER (AQUA), GLYCERIN, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, TREHALOSE, NIACINAMIDE, CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT, COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) EXTRACT, CYCLODEXTRIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM PCA, UREA, POLYQUATEMIUM-51, TRIACETIN, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER, COCETH-7, PPG-1-PEG-9 LAURYL GLYCOL ETHER, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, DISODIUM EDTA, XANTHUM GUM, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

Directions from packaging:

Pump out a small amount and pat the formula into the face and neck. Use after cleansing before applying serum and moisturizer.

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