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Pixi Vitamin C Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Pixi Vitamin C Serum product label collected on December 14, 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 Pixi Vitamin C Serum is 6.

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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT WATER
Appeared as: CITRUS GRANDIS WATER (GRAPEFRUIT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 75130
Appeared as: BETA-CAROTENE

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Limited

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

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Fair

None

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

Fair

Fair

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

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.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, ASCORBIC ACID, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, PROPANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) WATER, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN) ORANGE FRUIT EXTRACT, FERULIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL, CAFFEINE, MICROCITRUS AUSTRALIS FRUIT EXTRACT, MICROCITRUS AUSTRALASICA FRUIT EXTRACT, BETA-CAROTENE, LECITHIN, CITRUS GLAUCA FRUIT EXTRACT, PANTHENOL, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS JUNOS PEEL EXTRACT, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) EXTRACT, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, RETINOL, XANTHAN GUM, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN, POLYSORBATE 20, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN.

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