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Nature Republic VITAMIN B5 ESSENCE

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nature Republic VITAMIN B5 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 Nature Republic VITAMIN B5 ESSENCE is 2.

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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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Robust

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited
PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT WATER
Appeared as: PYRUSMALUS FRUIT WATER (APPLE)

Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL
Appeared as: DIPROPYLENE FLYCOL

Limited

Fair

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
POLYGLUTAMIC ACID
Appeared as: POLYGLUTAIC ACID

Limited

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:

WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, PANTHENOL, NIACINAMIDE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, POLYGLYCERIN-3, TREHALOSE, XYLITOL, PYRUSMALUS (APPLE) FRUIT WATER, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PROPANEDIOL, BORON NITRIDE, PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE, LECITHIN, ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TRIDECETH-6, POLYGLUTAMIC ACID, MADECASSOSIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL

Directions from packaging:

After using toner, apply an appropriate amount on the entire face and gently pat to promote absorption.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rashes appear. Keep out of reach of children. Replace the cap after use.

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