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Naturopathica Retinol Renewal Concentrate

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Naturopathica Retinol Renewal Concentrate product label collected on December 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 Naturopathica Retinol Renewal Concentrate is 4.

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Data last updated: December 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINOL (VITAMIN A)
Appeared as: RETINOL

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER; EAU)

None
ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID
Appeared as: 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID

None

Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED SODIUM HYALURONATE

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE ROOT CELL EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Limited

None

None

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Fair

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Water, Eau), 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinol, Symphytum Officinale Root Cell Extract, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Gluconolactone, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Calcium Gluconate, Glycerin, Isomalt, Pullulan, Sclerotium Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyglucuronic Acid, Silica, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol

Directions from packaging:

Apply a small amount and massage into face, neck and décolleté. Follow with your daily moisturizer. Use consecutively morning and evening for seven days for best results. Repeat as needed.

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