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Kiehl's Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kiehl's Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence 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 Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence is 4.

Data last updated: September 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • 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)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• 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)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA / WATER

Limited

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

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

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

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
IRIS FLORENTINA (GERMAN IRIS) ROOT
Appeared as: IRIS FLORENTINA / IRIS FLORENTINA ROOT EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

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:

AQUA / WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, ALCOHOL DENAT., METHYL GLUCETH-10, PHENOXYETHANOL, PPG-6-DECYLTETRADECETH-30, CHLORPHENESIN, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, TETRASODIUM EDTA, IRIS FLORENTINA / IRIS FLORENTINA ROOT EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, XANTHAN GUM, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE, ADENOSINE, LIMONENE

Directions from packaging:

After cleansing, our a few drops into the palm of hand. Gently press facial essence onto cheeks, forehead and chin areas. Apply before your usual skincare routine to help prime skin for serums and concentrates. Avoid contact with eyes. Can be used morning and night

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