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Product score: 05

Data Availability:

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Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum (2018 formulation)

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum (2018 formulation)

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Serums & Essences

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Fresh

DATA LAST UPDATED

September 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    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: AQUA (WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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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
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: 03
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL PEG-150 ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL PEG-150 ESTERS
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • 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
METHYL GLUCETH-20
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
PENTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) solvent, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC GLYCERIDES
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
CONCERNS • 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: 03
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, fragrance ingredient, film forming, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent, perfuming
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 01
RHIZOBIAN GUM
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film former, hair fixative, plasticizer, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, viscosityincreasing agent - aqueous, film forming, hair fixing, plasticiser, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 02
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SACCHAROMYCES FERMENT FILTRATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LITCHI CHINENSIS SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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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
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL-DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-150
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, humectant, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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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
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
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITAN LAURATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, plasticiser, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 08
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: 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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Ingredient score: 02
SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, film forming, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
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Ingredient score: 01
MALTODEXTRIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, suspending agent - nonsurfactant, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ALGIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, masking, viscosity controlling
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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
POLYQUATERNIUM-51
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) film former, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, film forming, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ADENOSINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, stabilising, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, film forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 04
LACTIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) exfoliant, fragrance ingredient, humectant, ph adjuster, skin-conditioning agent -humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, buffering, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
BHT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CITRATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BIOTIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antiseborrhoeic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 03
LINALOOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, deodorant, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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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: 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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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Jojoba Oil Peg-150 Esters, Pentylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Acacia Senegal Gum, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Rhizobian Gum, Xanthan Gum, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Leaf Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Leaf Extract, Litchi Chinensis Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Peg-150, Squalane, Lecithin, Carbomer, Sorbitan Laurate, Sorbitol, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Maltodextrin, Algin, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyquaternium-51, Adenosine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Bht, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Biotin, Linalool , Citronellol, Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

Apply to the face and neck daily. To apply, tilt the bottle over, dropper facing down. Press the tip of the dropper to one side releasing 3-4 drops of serum into your palm.

Product's animal testing policies

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Unknown

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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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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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