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Paul Penders Ceramide Recovery

Paul Penders Ceramide Recovery

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Paul Penders

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February 2018

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This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW)
Appeared as: ARCHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM POWDER** (YARROW)
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA
Appeared as: ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA POWDER** (ANGELICA)
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ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER POWDER** (ARNICA)
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C)
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
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CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER POWDER** (CALENDULA)
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA)
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA POWDER** (PENNYWORT)
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CERAMIDE III
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CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER POWDER
Appeared as: MATRICARIA RECUTITA FLOWER POWDER** (CHAMOMILE)
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL
Appeared as: COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (ETHIOPIA) (MYRRH) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: CURCUMA LONGA ROOT POWDER** (TURMERIC)
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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FRANKINCENSE OIL
Appeared as: OLIBANUM (FRANKINCENCE) OIL
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CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)
Appeared as: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA POWDER** (WITCH HAZEL)
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HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HYEMALE POWDER** (HORSETAIL)
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HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS)
Appeared as: HUMULUS LUPULUS POWDER** (HOPS)
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, skin conditioning, soothing, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT)
Appeared as: HYPERICUM PERFORATUM POWDER** (ST. JOHN'S WORT)
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JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) OIL
Appeared as: JASMINE OFFICINALE (JASMINE) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, soothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) BERRY
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS FRUIT POWDER** (JUNIPER)
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LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER POWDER
Appeared as: LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER POWDER** (LAVENDER)
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) OIL
Appeared as: LINUM USITATISSIMUN (LINSEED) SEED OIL
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LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE)
Appeared as: LONICERA JAPONICA POWDER** (HONEYSUCKLE)
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MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM)
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF POWDER** (LEMON BALM)
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CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF POWDER** (PEPPERMINT)
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, refreshing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX QUINQUEFOLIUM ROOT POWDER** (GINSENG)
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent
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PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Appeared as: PRUNUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF POWDER
Appeared as: ROSEMARINUS OFFICINALIS POWDER** (ROSEMARY)
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, masking, skin conditioning
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SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE)
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS POWDER** (SAGE)
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SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER
Appeared as: SAMBUCUS NIGRA FLOWER POWDER** (ELDERFLOWER)
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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TOCOTRIENOLS
Appeared as: PHYTO-TOCOTRIENOL (VITAMIN E)
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FUNCTION(S) oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, oral care, skin conditioning, uv absorber
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TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
Appeared as: TRITICUM VULGARE GERM (WHEAT GERM) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE)
Appeared as: URTICA DIOICA POWDER** (NETTLE)
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, hair conditioning
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ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS ROOT POWDER** (GINGER)
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredients from packaging:

Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil, Prunus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) flower oil, Triticum vulgare germ (Wheat germ) oil, Angelica archangelica (Angelica) powder**, Arnica montana (Arnica) flower powder**, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) flower powder**, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) flower powder**, Sambucus nigra (Elderflower) flower powder**, Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) root powder**, Panax quinquefolium (Ginseng) root powder**, Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle) powder**, Humulus lupulus (Hops) powder**, Equisetum hyemale (Horsetail) powder**, Juniperus communis (Juniper) fruit powder**, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) flower powder**, Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm) leaf powder**, Urtica dioica (Nettle) powder**, Centella asiatica (Pennywort) powder**, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf powder**, Rosemarinus officinalis (Rosemary) powder**, Salvia officinalis (Sage) powder**, Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) powder**, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) root powder**, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) powder**, Archillea millefolium (Yarrow) powder**, Linum usitatissimun (Linseed) seed oil, Ceramide III, Jasmine officinale (Jasmine) oil, Phyto-tocotrienol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C), Commiphora myrrha (Ethiopia) (Myrrh) oil, Olibanum (Frankincence) oil; *Linalool, *Limonene, *Benzyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Hexyl cinnamal, *Coumarin, *Geraniol, *Hydroxycitronella, *Lyral, *Citral

Directions from packaging:

Apply a few drops onto face before using moisturizer. Use more liberally for very dry skin.

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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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.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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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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