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Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum product label collected on July 22, 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 Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum is 4.

Data last updated: July 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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

None
ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID
Appeared as: 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID

Limited

Fair

None

Fair

None
ALGAE OLIGOSACCHARIDES
Appeared as: ALGAE EXOPOLYSACCHARIDES

None
CHLORELLA PYRENOIDOSA EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHLORELLA PROTOTHECOIDES OIL

None

Limited

None

None

Limited

Fair

Fair
COLLAGEN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE COLLAGEN

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA (RIBWORT PLANTAIN) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA LEAF EXTRACT

None

None

Fair

Limited

Fair
CERAMIDE
Appeared as: CERAMIDE AP

Limited

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Niacinamide, Ethoxydiglycol, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella Protothecoides Oil, Vinyl Dimethicone/ Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Citric Acid, Algae Extract, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Vegetable Collagen, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Coumarin

Directions from packaging:

Suggested Usage:-After cleansing, apply to the entire face, undereye, neck, and decollete. -For optimal results, follow with your usual moisturizer. Precautions:-Do not apply to eyelid. -Use only as directed.

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