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La Mer The Eye Balm Intense

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Mer The Eye Balm Intense product label collected on October 10, 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 La Mer The Eye Balm Intense is 5.

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Data last updated: October 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: BLUE 1 (CI 42090)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Good

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

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

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATERAQUAEAU

Limited
ALGAE/ SEAWEED/ KELP EXTRACT (SPECIES UNSPECIFIED)
Appeared as: SEAWEED (ALGAE) EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Fair
YEAST EXTRACT
Appeared as: YEAST EXTRACTFAEXEXTRAIT DE LEVURE

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Limited
ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM (KNOTTED WRACK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT

None

None
GELIDIUM CARTILAGINEUM (RED ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GELIDIUM CARTILAGINEUM EXTRACT

Limited

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM SEED (SESAME)

Fair

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEEDCAKE (SUNFLOWER)

Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) SEED MEAL
Appeared as: PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS SEED MEAL (SWEET ALMOND)

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Fair

Limited
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE

• Cancer (low)

Fair

None
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL'S WORT) EXTRACT

Fair
WHEY PROTEIN
Appeared as: WHEY PROTEINLACTIS PROTEINPROTEINE DU PETIT-LAIT

Robust

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

Fair

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

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

None
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DIETHYLHEXANOATE
Appeared as: PROPYLENE GLYCOL DIOCTANOATE

Fair

Limited

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

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
D&C GREEN NO. 5 (CI 61570)
Appeared as: GREEN 5 (CI 61570)

• Contamination concerns (DISPERSE VIOLET 1)

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:

WaterAquaEau, Seaweed (Algae) Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Butylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Cetearyl Alcohol, Malachite, Polybutene, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Silica, Trisiloxane, Yeast ExtractFaexExtrait De Levure, Caffeine, Cholesterol, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Sodium Gluconate, Potassium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract, Whey ProteinLactis ProteinProteine Du Petit-Lait, Sucrose, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Glyceryl Distearate, Tetraacetylphytosphingosine, Linoleic Acid, Sorbitol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Steareth-10, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocotrienols, Hexylene Glycol, Phytosphingosine, Isododecane, Tocopherol, Squalene, Propylene Glycol Dioctanoate, Phytosterols, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Carbomer, Fragrance (Parfum), Tourmaline, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Green 5 (Ci 61570)

Directions from packaging:

Twice daily, dab a small amount onto applicator and gently massage under and above the eye area for increased microcirculation.

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