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Product score: 08

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Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum (2018 formulation)

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum (2018 formulation)

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Serums & Essences

BRAND

Murad

DATA LAST UPDATED

September 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • HIGH
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 03
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, solvent, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOPROPYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, antistatic, binding, emollient, perfuming, skin conditioning, solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
C14-22 ALCOHOLS
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, emulsion stabilising
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) opacifying agent, opacifying
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
PROPANEDIOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emollient, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-100 STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
SHEA BUTTER ETHYL ESTERS
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 09
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
Appeared as: RETINOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 09
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
Appeared as: HYDROXYPINACOLONE RETINOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
CERAMIDE NP
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SOLANUM LYCOCARPUM (FRUIT FOR WOLVES) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SWERTIA CHIRATA EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, astringent
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Ingredient score: 01
SQUALANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, refatting, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE)
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, bulking, emollient, hair conditioning, moisturising, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
UREA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
YEAST AMINO ACIDS
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
TREHALOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
INOSITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
TAURINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported, buffering
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Ingredient score: 01
BETAINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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Ingredient score: 01
DIMETHYL ISOSORBIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, suspending agent- nonsurfactant, anticaking, opacifying
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, bulking agent, slip modifier, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, anticaking, antifoaming, emollient, emulsion stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 01
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
CETYL PALMITATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C12)
Appeared as: LAURETH-23
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, cleansing
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIDECETH-6 PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying, surfactant
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Ingredient score: 01
SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) bulking agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, bulking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
CHLORPHENESIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic biocide, antimicrobial, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
TRIS(TETRAMETHYLHYDROXYPIPERIDINOL) CITRATE
Appeared as: TRIS CITRATE (TETRAMETHYLHYDROXYPIPERIDINOL)
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) uv absorber
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM BENZOTRIAZOLYL BUTYLPHENOL SULFONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) ultraviolet light absorber, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: RED 4 (CI 14700)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRONELLOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant, masking, perfuming
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl Palmitate, C14-22 Alcohols, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Retinol, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Ceramide NP, Sodium Hyaluronate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Swertia Chirata Extract, Squalane, Punica Granatum Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Cetyl Palmitate, Laureth-23, Polysorbate 20, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Tris (Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 4 (CI 14700), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Fragrance (Parfum)

Directions from packaging:

To use: PM Cleanse skin with Renewing Cleansing Cream and pat dry. For an extra boost of hydration, apply Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence. Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin. Reduce frequency if sensitivity occurs. If the eye area is a concern, gently pat Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Cream around eye area. For best results, follow with Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream.

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