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La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum product label collected on September 14, 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. EWG's rating for La Mer The Lifting Contour Serum is 5.

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Data last updated: September 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• 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)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) PEEL EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

None

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
ACID RED 33
Appeared as: RED 33 (CI 17200)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DECLUSTERED WATER AQUAEAU DE-STRUCTUREE (-)

Limited

None

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE

• Cancer (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited
BUPLEURUM FALCATUM (SICKLE-LEAF HARE'S EAR) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUPLEURUM FALCATUM ROOT EXTRACT

None
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL'S WORT) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

Fair
YEAST EXTRACT
Appeared as: YEAST EXTRACTFAEXEXTRAIT DE LEVURE

Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT

None
HELICHRYSUM ARENARIUM EXTRACT
Appeared as: HELICHRYSUM ARENARIUM (EVERLASTING) EXTRACT

Limited
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KNOTTED WRACK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PALMARIA PALMATA (DULSE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT

None

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

Limited

Limited
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA (SUGAR KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited
CRITHMUM MARITIMUM (SEA FENNEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT

Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT

None

Limited

Fair

None

Fair

Limited

Limited
EUK-134
Appeared as: ETHYLBISIMINOMETHYLGUAIACOL MANGANESE CHLORIDE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

Robust

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

None
STYRENE/ PVP COPOLYMER
Appeared as: STYRENE/VP COPOLYMER

Limited

Limited

Limited
HEDIONE
Appeared as: METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

None

Limited

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

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:

Declustered Water (-)AquaEau De-Structuree (-), Declustered Water (+)AquaEau De-Structuree (+), Butylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Peg-75, Alcohol Denat., Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Yeast ExtractFaexExtrait De Levure, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Helichrysum Arenarium (Everlasting) Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Oleth-5, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Glycereth-26, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Peg-8, Squalane, Linoleic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Micrococcus Lysate, Oleth-10 Phosphate, Sorbitol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride, Tourmaline, Sucrose, Caffeine, Lecithin, Coenzyme A, Acetyl Glucosamine, Linolenic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Styrene/Vp Copolymer, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetraacetylphytosphingosine, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Choleth-24, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ceteth-24, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Lactate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Octadecenedioic Acid, Carbomer, Sodium Pca, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Ergothioneine, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Linalyl Acetate, Linalool, Limonene, Red 4 (Ci 14700), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Red 33 (Ci 17200)

Directions from packaging:

Gently sweep 1 to 2 pumps over face and neck morning and evening. Follow with your La Mer moisturizer.

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