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Benefit Specialist Instant Comeback Facial Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Benefit Specialist Instant Comeback Facial Serum product label collected on November 28, 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 Benefit Specialist Instant Comeback Facial Serum is 6.

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

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

None
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL PEG-150 ESTERS
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL PEG150 ESTERS

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair
BHT

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

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

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

Fair

None

Fair

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

None

Fair

Limited

Limited
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (COMMON MALLOW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

None

Fair

Fair

Limited
OXOTHIAZOLIDINECARBOXYLIC ACID
Appeared as: OXOTHIAZOLIDINE

None

• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
RNA
Appeared as: RIBOSE

None

Limited

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

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), Polyglycerin3, Alcohol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Jojoba Oil PEG150 Esters, Methyl Gluceth20, Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Rosa Hybrid Flower Extract, Carbomer, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Sorbitol, Decyloxazolidinone, Tetrasodium EDTA, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Acrylates/C1030 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Algin, Xylitylglucoside, Hyaluronic Acid, Anhydroxylitol, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Opuntia Coccinellifera Flower Extract, Xylitol, Linalool, Cellulose Gum, Oxothiazolidine, Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate, Ribose, Hexyl Cinnamal, Ajuga Turkestanica Extract, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, CI 14700 (Red 4).

Directions from packaging:

Apply instant comeback facial serum to your freshly cleansed face in the morning or before you say goodnight.

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