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No B.S. Vitamin C + E Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the No B.S. Vitamin C + E Serum product label collected on June 27, 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 No B.S. Vitamin C + E Serum is 2.

Data last updated: June 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT (LICORICE)

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

Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Appeared as: SODIUM HYDROXIDE (PH)

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

Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL
Appeared as: PHENOXYETHANOL (P)

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (SC)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
PROPANEDIOL
Appeared as: PROPANEDIOL (H)

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (H)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
FERULIC ACID
Appeared as: FERULIC ACID (AX)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
Appeared as: ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL (EM)

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

Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
Appeared as: ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN (P)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER

Fair

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (AX)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
ARGININE HYDROCHLORIDE
Appeared as: ARGININE HCL (SC)

Fair
BETA-GLUCAN
Appeared as: BETA-GLUCAN (SC)

Limited
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT (GREEN TEA)

Limited
CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT (GOTU KOLA)

Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: DECYL GLUCOSIDE (S)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE (T)

Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: LAURYL GLUCOSIDE (S)

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT (POMEGRANATE)

Fair
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM HYALURONATE (H)

None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE
Appeared as: TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE (SC)

None
VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (BLUEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM FRUIT EXTRACT (BLUEBERRY)

Fair
SODIUM ACETATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ACETATE (PH)

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHAN GUM (T)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water, Propanediol(H), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)(AX), Glycerin(H)(SC), Tocopherol (AX), Arginine HCL(SC), Beta-Glucan(SC), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract(SC)(AX), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract(SC), Decyl Glucoside(S), Ferulic Acid (AX), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract(SC)(AX), Hydroxyethylcellulose(T), Lauryl Glucoside(S), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract(AX), Sodium Hyaluronate(H)(SC), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate(SC)(AX), Tocopheryl Acetate(SC)(AX), Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract(AX), Sodium Hydroxide(PH), Sodium Acetate(PH), Isopropyl Alcohol(EM)(SC), Ethylhexylglycerin(P), Phenoxyethanol(P), Xanthan Gum(T)(ES).

Directions from packaging:

Drop it like it's hot! Press 2 - 3 drops on clean, dry skin. Let skin absorb the serum before moving on to moisturizer

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