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COOLA Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the COOLA Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum product label collected on June 24, 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. EWG's rating for COOLA Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum is 5.

Data last updated: June 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT* (MATRICARIA)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER*

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
10-UNDECENOIC ACID, HEPTYL ESTER
Appeared as: HEPTYL UNDECYLENATE

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGAN OIL

Limited
ARGAN OIL POLYGLYCERYL-6 ESTERS
Appeared as: POLYGLYCERYL-6 ESTERS

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA MERISTEM CELL CULTURE

Fair

None

Fair

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

Limited
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FLOWER EXTRACT*

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: VITIS VINIFERA SEED OIL* (GRAPE)

Fair
ALCOHOL DENATURED
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.**

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

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM
Appeared as: CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA GUM (GUAR)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair

Limited

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), Propanediol, Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Heptyl Undecylenate, Argan Oil, Polyglyceryl-6 Esters, Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Hydrolyzed Algin, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides Polyglycerin-10 Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Cetearyl Glucoside, Alcohol Denat.**, Maris Aqua, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Gluconolactone, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

Directions from packaging:

Dispense a small amount into your palm of hand and spread evenly onto clean, dry skin. For a more gradual tan, mix 2-3 drops into daily moisturizer and apply. Allow 2-4 hours for tan to fully develop and reapply as needed. For best results, exfoliate regularly and moisturize daily.

Warnings from packaging:

This product does not contain a sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Should contact occur, rinse immediately. Keep out of reach of children.

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