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Ao Skincare Raw Nourish AM Treatment

EWG scientists reviewed the Ao Skincare Raw Nourish AM Treatment product label collected on January 10, 2019 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. Ao Skincare Raw Nourish AM Treatment is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: January 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Occupational hazards
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Good

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

Fair

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3)

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited
TOTAROL
Appeared as: TOTAROL (PODOCARPUS TOTARA)

None
PHORMIUM TENAX SEED OIL
Appeared as: PHORMIUM TENAX (HARAKEKE SEED) OIL

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
HONEY EXTRACT
Appeared as: MEL (MANUKA HONEY)

Limited

Limited
GARDENIA JASMINOIDES (GARDENIA) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GARDENIA JASMINOIDES MERISTEM CELL CULTURE

Limited

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (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:

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).

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