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La Mer The Lifting Eye Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Mer The Lifting Eye 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 Eye Serum is 6.

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Data last updated: September 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

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)

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
MIDORI201
Appeared as: GREEN 5 (CI 61570)

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
FD&C BLUE 1
Appeared as: BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
ALGAE EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALGAE (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

None

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

Robust

Limited

Limited

Limited
PORPHYRIDIUM CRUENTUM (RED ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PORPHYRIDIUM CRUENTUM EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

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

Limited

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

None

None

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

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

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

Fair

Fair

Fair

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

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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 (+), Propanediol, Glycerin, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed 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, Sucrose, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Plankton Extract, Helichrysum Arenarium (Everlasting) Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Tourmaline, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Caffeine, Pullulan, Trehalose, Sodium Lactate, Sorbitol, Sodium Pca, Styrene/Vp Copolymer, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Isododecane, Fragrance (Parfum), Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Green 5 (Ci 61570), Blue 1 (Ci 42090)

Directions from packaging:

Use the applicator to gently massage a drop around each eye morning and evening. Follow with your La Mer eye treatments.

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