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Ao Skincare Peak Strength AM Serum-Shot

Ao Skincare Peak Strength AM Serum-Shot

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CATEGORY

Facial Moisturizer/Treatment
Serums & Essences

BRAND

AO Skincare

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2019

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED® mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ACETYL OCTAPEPTIDE-3
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ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ARTEMISIA VULGARIS (MUGWORT) EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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COPPER TRIPEPTIDE-1
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CRITHMUM MARITIMUM (SEA FENNEL) EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, tonic
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DEHYDROACETIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ETHOXYDIGLYCOL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, solvent, viscosity decreasing agent, humectant, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
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FUNCTION(S) deodorant agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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FERULIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, preservative, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCERIN
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HONEY
Appeared as: MEL (MANUKA HONEY)
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, emollient, moisturising
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LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT
Appeared as: LAMINARIA DIGITATA (ALGAE) EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin protecting
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NARCISSUS TAZETTA (CREAM NARCISSUS) BULB EXTRACT
Appeared as: NARCISSUS TAZETTA BULB EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, astringent, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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NIACINAMIDE
Appeared as: NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3)
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, smoothing
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PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-37
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PANTHENOL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PHENYL T-BUTYLNITRONE (SPIN TRAP)
Appeared as: PHENYL T-BUTYLNITRONE
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PREZATIDE COPPER ACETATE
Appeared as: BIS COPPER ACETATE (TRIPEPTIDE-1)
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CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant
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SODIUM HYALURONATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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SODIUM PHYTATE
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, oral care agent, chelating, oral care
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) anticaries agent, antidandruff agent, antifungal agent, antimicrobial agent, antioxidant;oral care agent, oral health care drug, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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XANTHAN GUM
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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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.

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).

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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