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The Spa Dr. NOURISH: Antioxidant Serum (Step 2)

EWG scientists reviewed the The Spa Dr. NOURISH: Antioxidant Serum (Step 2) product label collected on February 09, 2018 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. The Spa Dr. NOURISH: Antioxidant Serum (Step 2) is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: February 2018

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE) LEAF JUICE POWDER

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Limited
MALPIGHIA GLABRA (WEST INDIAN CHERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MALPIGHIA GLABRA (ACEROLA CHERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA VULGARIS (GREEN ALGAE) EXTRACT

Fair
RESVERATROL
Appeared as: PICHIA/RESVERATROL FERMENT EXTRACT

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN) PEEL OIL

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None
LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) FRUIT OIL

None

Limited

Fair

Limited
SCLEROTIUM GUM
Appeared as: SCLERORIUM GUM

Fair

Fair

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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 (Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice Powder*, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract*, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola Cherry) Fruit Extract*, Chlorella Vulgaris (Green Algae) Extract*, Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil*, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil*, Amethyst Powder, Pullulan, Lysolecithin, Sclerorium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Citral�, Limonene�, Linalool�.

Directions from packaging:

For best results use morning and evening. Smooth 1 � 2 pumps onto your face and neck after cleansing with Step 1 - CLEAR: Gentle Cleanser. (Tip: add 1 � 2 pumps of Step 4 - ENHANCE: Glow Boost for extra hydration).

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