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La Mer The Lifting and Firming Mask

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the La Mer The Lifting and Firming Mask 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 Lifting and Firming Mask is 6.

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Data last updated: October 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Good
GOLD (CI 77480)
Appeared as: GOLD

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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 (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA PEEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS RETICULATA (TANGERINE) PEEL EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Fair
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C12)
Appeared as: LAURETH-23

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DECLUSTERED WATER AQUAEAU DE-STRUCTUREE (-)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DECLUSTERED WATER AQUAEAU DE-STRUCTUREE (+)

None

Limited

Limited

None

None

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

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

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

Fair

Fair

Limited
VITAMIN E SUCCINATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE

• Cancer (low)

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

Limited
CRITHMUM MARITIMUM (SEA FENNEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT

None

Limited
POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM (JAPANESE KNOTWEED) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
BUPLEURUM FALCATUM (SICKLE-LEAF HARE'S EAR) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: BUPLEURUM FALCATUM ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MIMOSA TENUIFLORA (MIMOSA) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: MIMOSA TENUIFLORA BARK EXTRACT

Limited
NARCISSUS TAZETTA (CREAM NARCISSUS) BULB EXTRACT
Appeared as: NARCISSUS TAZETTA BULB EXTRACT

Limited
CHLORELLA VULGARIS (DERMOCHLORELLA ALGAE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Limited

None

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

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

Fair

None

Limited

None
SACCHARINA JAPONICA EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT

Limited

Fair

None

None
MOLASSES EXTRACT
Appeared as: MOLASSES EXTRACTSACCHARUM OFFICINARUMEXTRAIT DE MELASSE

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

None

None

None

Limited

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

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Fair

None

Fair

None

None

Fair
YEAST EXTRACT
Appeared as: YEAST EXTRACTFAEXEXTRAIT DE LEVURE

Limited

None

Limited

Limited

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Robust

Limited

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Limited
EUK-134
Appeared as: ETHYLBISIMINOMETHYLGUAIACOL MANGANESE CHLORIDE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Declustered Water (-)AquaEau De-Structuree (-), Declustered Water (+)AquaEau De-Structuree (+), Dimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Polysilicone-11, Peg-100 Stearate, Peg-8 Dimethicone, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Eryngium Maritimum Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Silybum Marianum (Lady'S Thistle) Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Whey ProteinLactis ProteinProteine Du Petit-Lait, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Glycerin, Coenzyme A, Micrococcus Lysate, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Sorbitol, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Molasses ExtractSaccharum OfficinarumExtrait De Melasse, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Tourmaline, Caffeine, Linolenic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Gold, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Glycosaminoglycans, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Alcaligenes Polysaccharides, Butylene Glycol, Tetraacetylphytosphingosine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Lecithin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Laureth-23, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Linoleic Acid, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Propylene Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Yeast ExtractFaexExtrait De Levure, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Laureth-4, Tocopheryl Acetate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Pentylene Glycol, Peg-8, Potassium Sorbate, Yeast Polysaccharides, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Cyclodextrin, Maltodextrin, Sucrose, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Fragrance (Parfum), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Green 5 (Ci 61570)

Directions from packaging:

After cleansing, apply a thin layer to cleansed face and neck with fingertips or the luxurious brush. Allow this rich cream mask to infuse for 8 minutes. Massage any excess into skin for optimal results. Follow with your La Mer moisturizer.

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