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Kiehl's Age Defender Power Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kiehl's Age Defender Power 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 Kiehl's Age Defender Power 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM / FRAGRANCE

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

Good

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

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA / WATER

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Limited

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

None

Limited
RUSCUS ACULEATUS (BOX HOLLY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: RUSCUS ACULEATUS ROOT EXTRACT

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL / SOYBEAN OIL

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

None
CRYPTOMERIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CRYPTOMERIA JAPONICA BUD EXTRACT

Fair

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

Fair

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA/WATER, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, ALCOHOL DENAT., ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, RUSCUS ACULEATUS ROOT EXTRACT, GLYCINE SOJA OIL / SOYBEAN OIL, CAFFEINE, TOCOPHEROL, HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN, LIMONENE, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, DISODIUM EDTA, ADENOSINE, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE, CRYPTOMERIA JAPONICA BUD EXTRACT, LINALOOL, CITRAL

Directions from packaging:

Cleanse skin thoroughly prior to application. Apply anti-wrinkle serum over entire face twice daily (avoiding the eye area). Can use alone or under your usual moisturizer. In case of contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly

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