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Ao Skincare Peak Strength AM Serum-Shot

EWG scientists reviewed the Ao Skincare Peak Strength AM Serum-Shot product label collected on October 17, 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 Peak Strength AM Serum-Shot is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: October 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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

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

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

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

Good

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

Fair

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

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

Limited

Limited
LAMINARIA DIGITATA (HORSETAIL KELP) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA (ALGAE) EXTRACT

Fair
NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3)

Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)

Fair

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

Robust
HONEY
Appeared as: MEL (MANUKA HONEY)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
NARCISSUS TAZETTA (CREAM NARCISSUS) BULB EXTRACT
Appeared as: NARCISSUS TAZETTA BULB EXTRACT

None

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
PREZATIDE COPPER ACETATE
Appeared as: BIS COPPER ACETATE (TRIPEPTIDE-1)

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

None
PHENYL T-BUTYLNITRONE (SPIN TRAP)
Appeared as: PHENYL T-BUTYLNITRONE

Limited

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

Fair

• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• 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), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris (Mugwort) Extract, Laminaria Digitata (Algae) Extract, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Ferulic Acid, Mel (Manuka Honey), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Copper tripeptide-1, Bis(tripeptide-1) Copper Acetate, Phenyl t-Butylnitrone, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-37, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol.

Directions from packaging:

Apply 1 pump of the serum to the face day and night before day and night treatments.

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).

ABOUT THE SKIN DEEP® RATINGS

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