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Ao Skincare Raw Nourish AM Treatment

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Facial Moisturizer/Treatment

BRAND

AO Skincare

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2019

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ASTAXANTHIN
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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DEHYDROACETIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ETHOXYDIGLYCOL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, humectant, perfuming
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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FERULIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, preservative, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GARDENIA JASMINOIDES (GARDENIA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARDENIA JASMINOIDES MERISTEM CELL CULTURE
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GLYCERIN
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
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FUNCTION(S) proprietary
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HONEY EXTRACT
Appeared as: MEL (MANUKA HONEY)
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, moisturising
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HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERS
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent -occlusive, surfactant - emulsifying agent, film forming, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3)
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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PHORMIUM TENAX SEED OIL
Appeared as: PHORMIUM TENAX (HARAKEKE SEED) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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SODIUM HYALURONATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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SODIUM POLYACRYLATE
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FUNCTION(S) absorbent, emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair fixative, skin-conditioning agent -emollient, viscosity controlling agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emollient, emulsion stabilising, film forming, hair fixing, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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TOTAROL
Appeared as: TOTAROL (PODOCARPUS TOTARA)
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, deodorant agent, oral care agent, deodorant, oral care
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WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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XANTHAN GUM
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Polyacrylate, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ferulic Acid, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Totarol (Podocarpus Totara), Phormium Tenax (Harakeke Seed) Oil, Astaxanthin, Mel (Manuka Honey), Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil, Gardenia Jasminoides Meristem Cell Culture, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Xanthan Gum, Ethoxydiglycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol

Directions from packaging:

Apply 2 pumps of cream to face in morning after cleansing and before SPF30.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid contact with eyes, if irritation occurs discontinue use and please let us know: [email protected] This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any disease(s).

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

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Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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